Finally been disciplined enough to actually take the pictures of my projects started and finished this week and add them to my page. Admittedly, they (the pictures) are not star quality, but hey, that's just tough.
The socks were made with some yarn I was given by my mum in law for my birthday 2007. I had never done socks before, and lo and behold I found a nice and easy sock pattern in my knitting mag shortly after. So I had a crack at it and WOPEE now my hubby loves his socks and EVEN ASKS FOR MORE. He is happy about how much joy my knitting gives me (and the fact that it makes me a bit more calm), but it doesn't do much for him personally. Seeing he doesn't wear sweaters unless it's -20 degrees Celsius, the socks are a nice alternative.
Now with a pattern my attention was drawn to by Peggy, I've started my first fingerless gloves. They're going well, but I've decided that I won't stick my both hands into one of them each time and rather pass them on to my hubby as well (if he likes them) LOL. Somehow, although I do follow the pattern, either my hands are too small or the gloves are too big. :)
The good side of this is a) I learn something new again and b) I can adjust the pattern and then do another pair for me just smaller.
And another thing. This achievement (although the gloves aren't finished yet, they're well on the way) has given me the boost necessary to get my head out of the sand and get a bit more positive in general. Been a little down beat recently and this was just the treat to show me that the next good thing is just around the corner.
Now who said knitting was therapeutical? Well, whoever it was, I definitely agree!!!