So, I started knitting a couple months ago. Do you knit? If you follow me on instagram (@liz_stan) you might know that I’m almost done with my first project, a striped Christmas stocking. My friend Diana has been teaching me and it has surprised me how much I’ve enjoyed working on it. I’ve already bought yarn for the next stocking! It’s something I find myself doing late at night when I’m sick of the internet and tv. I’ll knit while listening to music or Ted Talks and This American Life (PS just listened to this one). Why is it so hard to make time to do those things? Why must we always be so efficient? I love to also just sit in silence on the couch. It’s very calming, and when my hands are so busy I don’t feel as tempted to pick up my phone and check my email or twitter. If you don’t get carsick easily, it’s nice for a long car ride. I knit almost the whole length of this stocking on the way from San Francisco to Utah last month headed out for Alt Summit, and I’m planning on working on stocking #2 during our travels this week to Puerto Rico. After I finish the three stockings I want to make this Hudson Bay blanket (image above). Isn’t it beautiful? A bit ambitious, but it’s either that or leg warmers and bloomers for a 4 yr old boy…Do you knit? Do you have an activity like knitting that calms you?
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker, plus a few newlywed years in charming Hoboken, I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband and son. This blog is a collection of simple ideas for making your home and life more crafty and stylish. MORE >>>