Tried out loom knitting again last night. I really don’t get it. I mean, I have the basic knit and purl, and I even did a K2 together, but I can’t imagine how anyone finds it easier than needle knitting. I thought I would, and maybe in some ways it is, but you have to have all different kinds of loom sizes and they are more bulky and expensive than needles. I made myself a winter cap, since I lost mine recently. I don’t like the cast-on stitches; they are rather bulky, and it fits oddly.
So I just finished using the last remaining green yarn for some practice stitches. I tried a diamond brocade and a rib stitch. Still must work on my tension, and go back to square one and try to learn how to handle the working yarn with my left fingers. I am still taking too much time to wrap the yarn around the needle, but I can’t get over the awkwardness I feel by trying to hold the yarn like “they” say I should. I am wondering if my inability to hold the yarn this way is affecting some of the tension in my loops, although in my scarf project my tension was fine, and I am doing the same thing.
Well, Tuesday starts week 11 of running. I really must work on improving my pace, although yesterday’s pace of about 11 minutes a mile was caused somewhat by the fact that I was running in 5″ of snow. Quite a different kind of run, and my calves feel it.
I have been going through the pantry (small as it is right now) and using up things that need to be used up. I actually made samosas this morning (man were they delicious) and black bean burger patties last night. It always feels good to use up everything one has before going to the market for more. Besides, it’s February, and for us that means: save, save, save. The mantra for the month.
Is there anyone out there reading this? I’d love to talk with you about knitting, running ,cooking, or whatever. I think talking would help me through a lot of things.