Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sarah Made Me Do It

I found Sarah's Korean blog a few years ago when we moved to South Korea. She has been living in South Korea for over 10 years. She is married to a most handsome Korean and they have the most darling little girl, Grace. We became friends through the Internet, sharing the joys and trials of living in South Korea. She knew many of the things I was dealing with because she had to deal with the same things.
Sarah is a fellow crafter and I learned much about her through her blog. She is an amazing knitter among other things. The things she has made are truly remarkable. I hadn't knitted in over 20 years but seeing what Sarah was doing gave me the itch. So I signed up for a sock class at my local yarn store and last night was my second of three classes. The class is pretty full at eight of us. I love watching the ball of yarn I chose create such a beautiful pattern.
Last night I was at the heel of my sock and was sitting next to my instructor for directions. I was following closely to every word she said. She told me, "Turn Becky," so I stood up and sat more at an angle. The teacher and whole class started laughing like crazy and that's when I realized she meant for me to turn my sock NOT my body. I was so into listening and following her instructions exactly that it never occurred to me that she was talking about my sock.
Everyone in the class wants it to continue past next week since a lot will not have even completed one sock and the instructor is open to it. I sure need more than 3 weeks to make a sock. I would also like to make the second sock. I am having so much fun with the other ladies who's ages range from the 30's - 70's. I miss getting out and meeting people.
So I want to thank Sarah for reintroducing me to knitting. I'm loving every minute of it even though I forget to breath sometimes when I'd doing something that takes a lot of concentration. If you want to check out Sarah's blog, click here.


  1. I was just about to shut down and go to bed, but saw this! So happy you're getting back in knitting. That sock looks mighty good for someone who hasn't knit in 20 years! You'll start remembering to breathe again once you get back in the flow of it. Can't wait to see the sock updates!

  2. Ooh, neat! I know how to knit a basic rectangle but haven't done any for years. One of these days I'd like to learn how to really knit. (It seems like there are a lot more good patterns for knitting than for crocheting.)

  3. Sarah - might be moving back to South Korea for a short stay of 6 months and I may need some pointers from you.

    Helena - I'm really hooked on socks right now but it sure is soothing.

  4. Holly - you know I can be such a doofus! I was sooo embarassed.


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