I love the smell of cedar. I already have in my possession one cedar chest (full of yarn) that is not mine. This week my grandmother sent me, via my cousin, another cedar chest that is all mine. This chest is very special for two very big reasons.
- Grandpa made it for Grandma.
- Grandma gave it to me.
My grandfather made quite a bit of furniture, everyone in my family has something (currently I have a desk, dresser, and 2 cedar chests.) I am very excited about having a cedar chest of my own to keep, I love it.
Whatever will I put inside.
Grandma’s note inside, which I liked:
I have also managed to purchase something not nearly as exciting but fun for me at least. They are flat, colored pens (I will disregard their intended use.)
They work as book marks and I will use them for keeping track of stuff in my knitting notebook. I often have a pen as a bookmark but these will be even nicer because they are flat. My knitting journal is just a lab notebook with lots of scribbling in it but I cherish it anyway. I strongly urge all knitters to keep one, because then you will have a record of what you did and when (if you can read it, I find my writing is terrible when I am jotting down notes while knitting.)
This is the only knitting I have done lately.
Beautiful, right? Well maybe not, but it is my first knitting with the yarn held in my left hand. It was a bit of a struggle to accomplish, but there it is. I am very very slow and uncoordinated while using my left hand for the yarn. I find myself using all my fingers to try and manipulate the stitches. Also, I tend to purl backwards and need to untwist my stitches while knitting on the right side (I think this may be combo knitting??) I find it very difficult to knit the first stitch in the row, but with more practice it will hopefully become less difficult. We shall see.