Monday, January 24, 2011
knitting a clover necklace
BUT - - what IF, time and maturity and patience and LOTS of modern technology have made some drastic changes .. and you now could say Red Heart and Soft and Fuzzy in the same sentence? I'd like to introduce you this morning to just such a possibility! A Fun, Quick & Easy project that has as much therapeutic value for the Knitter And the Wearer! Meet Pomp-a-Doodle! This soft, fuzzy little yarn is nothing more than fluffy, baby sized pompoms on a string ... with all the knitting occuring in between the pompoms ... and you are left is a necklace of clover flowers. Remember stringing them together as child? Now, you can do it again with your needles!
The Pomp-a-Doodle is a nice and affordable alternative to the Rozetti "Cocoon" that is the rage right now in your local yarn shops. It is retailing for around $10 a skein, and the puffs are more like Cheetos instead of cotton balls. Either way, both of these yarns are a fun little "happy" to throw into the midst of some of the knitting that we do that requires more concentration. THIS is definitely a talk-and-knit at the same time project! and you won't believe all the people that will stop and ask "what ARE you working on?" .. it's a great way to introduce them to the joys of knitting!
i really like it when others notice what i'm doing, and will stop long enough to allow their inquisitive nature to be satisfied for the moment. Knitting has become a great ice breaker and way to meet new friends, listen to their stories and even invite them to church, where - in days gone by- we had time to sit and knit as a group! i really miss those days of fellowship and yet there is a special bond that still exists between that group of ladies . . seems like our string and needles STILL connect us and we share yarn and projects and coupons and books every time we see one another. The kinship and sisterhood that has grown from this commonality is rooted not only in our needles, but in our faith. Is it exclusive? Heavens NO! and to think that there would ever be a group of knitters with locked doors and pass words makes me sad to even ponder!