I noticed early this week that a knitting Instagram challenge had been issued... where you take a picture every day related to the chosen theme.
Deciding it was a great way to connect with other knitters and get myself back into progressing- I jumped in. AND BLAMMO- I'm re-invigorated to keep working on my projects again! It was such a great idea that I thought I'd repost my posts here, so those of you NOT on Instagram can also follow along.
Day 1: "Introductions"
Hey I'm joining the #yarnlovechallenge bandwagon! (Apologies to non knitters on my feed... ) Hi... I'm Jen- mom to a Lego obsessed 5 year old and 2 "starving" cats. I've been knitting for about 12 years and I spend most of my spare time (which is fleeting) with a project in hand. I mostly knit baby blankets, socks and mittens but I've been known to dabble in sweaters and hats from time to time. I'm "jennipoo" on Ravelry and also maintain a somewhat regular blog linked up in my bio. #introduction #yarnlovechallengeday1 #nicetomeetyou #knitter
Day 2: "Close-Up"
Day 3: "Currently Making"
"Currently Making"... a baby blanket (likely just car seat size), with leftover fingering yarn kicking around in my stash. I really regret not having something more interesting or complex to show the world. 😯. This is about 1/2 way done and hopefully will be done by the end of this month. #yarnlovechallenge #yarnlovechallengeday3 #currentlymaking #babyblanket
Day 4: "Speed"
"Speed"- true story... I have TERRIBLE knitting habits. I pull after every stitch... I hold the needles funny... it looks fast but it could be faster if I corrected this. (I tried once but it slowed me down so much that I got frustrated and gave up- don't tell my kid... who I would never let get away with that!). #yarnlovechallenge #speed #yarnlovechallengeday4 #purlrow
Day 5: "Community"
"Community"- this is just a small number of the members of my regular monthly knitting group... trying to work through an epic knot in a ball of yarn for me so I could just keep knitting and progressing. As you can probably tell there's a bit of an age gap. But- that doesn't stop or prevent any of us from meeting once a month to share in our combined love for knitting. We've been meeting regularly for close to ten years now... knitting hats and blankets for charity along the way... as well as enjoying good conversation and appreciating each other's projects. Being a knitter has meant getting to know so many people of different ages and backgrounds all coming together to make stuff with yarn and string. #yarnlovechallenge #community #yarnlovechallengeday5
I'll update the posts every 5 days or so that you can follow along on this challenge. What a great way to get me knitting AND getting me blogging!