Knit-wit

Knit-wit

Well. I have reached Ultimate Domesticity: Level Housewife.

It was on Sunday that the realisation hit.

I was baking cupcakes, cleaning the kitchen, tidying the room, and struggling, struggling oh so hard, to knit my ever-expanding scarf into something actually resembling a scarf instead of a slowly growing triangular poncho.

The visual of my Ultimate Domesticity was completed for me Sunday evening when I was getting tense from the cold, while knitting with my boyfriend’s mom (as if that isn’t sign enough). With a knitted jersey around my shoulders and a crocheted blanket on my knees, knitting needles in my hand and my poor struggling scarf slowly growing, I realised that with a small pair of glasses I would look exactly like somebody’s grandmother.

Not quite the cool, crocheting look I was going for, a la Pinterest.

And my scarf was slowly eking out its existence on my knitting needles. Growing bit by bit, stitch my stitch, ever longer, and yes, ever wider.

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This foray into knitting is all part of my Renaissance Sam plan. New city, new Sam. Instead of spending hours watching TV shows, I would read (which I do, endlessly, on my fantastic Kindle Paperwhite), I would pick up hobbies again – I used to paint, now, Pinterest inspired, I would crochet and knit and be Extremely Useful and Very Handy. No neck will ever be cold again, with the amount of scarves I’ll knit! I’ll be a scarf superhero!! I WILL BE A KNITTING MACHINE.

At the moment, however, I am merely … a beginner knitter.

And I’m OK with that.

And my poncho-scarf.

Here’s some of my crocheting inspiration from Pinterest (you can follow my crochet board here)
 
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