Month two of my “Living as an Artist“-challenge is over. And this month was all about knitting. I bought some knitting needles from Amazon (the big ones, because they make knitting go a bit faster) and some fake wool from eBay to start knitting a scarf.
When I was in secondary school, we had to do two hours per week of homework. I never had any homework. So I started bringing knitting needles and wool to school. (Yes, I was a bit funny back then.) Because I already knew how to knit, this project went a lot faster than it would’ve gone if I’d had to start from scratch – even if it isn’t hard. I could just go faster.
I’m happy to say that I did complete this project. The scarf is a bit too wide and a bit short and just looks funny in general. But… I didn’t drop any stitches and it’s a scarf that I knitted. And I am now going to donate it because there’s no way I’m ever actually going to wear it out.
I did most of my knitting in the evenings while watching Netflix, or while babysitting and listening to the Potterless podcast. Unlike photography, knitting is not something I’m going to continue doing in the future. But that’s what we’re here for, right? Discovering what we like to create and what we’d rather leave to others.
November is going to be all about writing a story from beginning to end. While I don’t have any solid ideas yet, I think mine might be a spin-off of a short story I published on Amazon two years ago called Long Overdue…