Iam a wannabe knitter. I love the idea of it—the needles clacking while I catch up with a friend or sit in a meeting. It seems such a great way to stay productive during moments of downtime. Plus, there’s the cuddly sweater that results.
Alas, I’ve never been able to learn, despite trying on several occasions. Knitter friends say the fact that I’m left-handed could be the reason—it’s hard to reverse the motions I’ve observed in my right-handed knitter pals. I’ve unraveled the results each time.
But now there’s a use for all those balls of yarn left over from my failed attempts. The whimsical yarn-ball wreath on page 11 is oh so simple, and it will be perfect on my early springtime door. I may not have mastered the purl stitch yet, but I’m confident I can wrap yarn around a foam form.
This issue has so many crafts I want to try. My Valentine might just find a love note on a sewing spool, like the one on page 62, tucked into his pocket. Crafter Stephanie Sliwinski created this sweet idea. She brings to life many of the crafts you see in Country Woman, and we thought it was time we introduced her to you. You’ll find her story on the same page as her spool craft.
I don’t think there’s a better season to retreat to the craft room, to wait while winter recedes into spring. Maybe I’ll even try taking up knitting again. If you have some tips, send ’em my way. Perhaps this is the winter those needles finally click into place for me. Until next issue, happy crafting. I can’t wait to see what you create.