My Muse

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I’ve written about a couple of knitting areas that have captured my rapt attention, but I have not yet addressed what got me so jazzed about knitting in the first place.
Now is a good time to clarify that I am a new knitter. This is a bug that bit me just one year ago. I did knit in the past, I knew how to do the the basics, but honestly, I had to “You Tube” the purl stitch in January 2013.  (Thank-you Knit Witch).
I am a mere kitten in this world of yarn; rapt, eager and full of awe and wonder.
Enter Stephanie Dosen of http://www.tinyowlknits.com
My daughter showed me her blog about a year ago. I was learning basic knitting as was she. The thing she showed me first was The Beekeeper’s Quilt vlog post. Frankly, I thought this girl was insane. INSTANT ADORATION. She is simply adorable and had come up with a project for the truly insane.  Here was a project I could wrap my soul into. I travel a great deal, all over the world. This was portable, and had the miracle of a shopping component. I could buy single skeins of yarn around the world, knit them up, and forever be reminded of my travels. And I did just that. Here is my suitcase from a trip to Japan and Singapore.
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Like so many of you before me, I puffed and puffed for months.  I have completed about 200, but must admit I’m stalled. I will return to that project, and I will take my Beekeeper’s quilt with me to my old age home (I’m 50 by the way, despite my kitten knitting status).
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Since then, I have been knitting socks obsessively, but I have fit in a few of Stephanie’s other designs. Here is her darling Bow Peep Scarf.
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And this little number is my personal favourite, the Mr Fox Stole.
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Stephanie doesn’t know she is my muse. It amuses me to think she would be tickled.
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