It's official; I am addicted to knitting. At the beginning of this school year, I began bringing my knitting to work. While the kids are doing their seat work, I walk around the class knitting and helping them out. Next, I started knitting during meetings. No big deal there as I can knit and follow the conversations easily. My problems really started when I began knitting during my plan time, "Oh, I can get to that grading later on. I'll just knit a few more rows." I just can't seem to get enough knitting in during my day (or spinning). It is now at the point where I have to leave my knitting at home so that I can do my job. What's worse, is that I resent the fact that I have to work and can't pursue my fiber fun. Maybe I should seek therapy.
As for my knitting adventures, I'm still stuck in this doily thing. Actually, I'm thinking about taking my doily concepts and turning them into round shawls. I'm seriously wanting to do the whole design thing. I do a ton of knitting and ripping, playing with different stitches and the ripping again. I'm loving it.
All this practice is actually starting to pay off. I'm really beginning to understand how to change from stocking stitch to lace. Making the transition between the two, and having it look good, has been a challenge.
Here is my latest. It will eventually become a shawl.
Hopefully, in a week or two, I'll be able to show the finished product.