My Sundays are usually spent doing the things I won’t otherwise have time to accomplish: Ironing shirts, making cookie dough, fixing things I’ll need for meals later in the week, laundry, etc. One of the things I do is make lunch. Today it was gazpacho. Tomatoes are just unbelievable right now, and I serve it with croutons from Acme Bread, Tuscan olive oil and slices of avocado. Yum.
Like most of my cooking, it isn’t difficult, but takes some behind-the-scenes work. So I had quite a laugh when my spouse came into the kitchen as I was pushing the soup through a strainer and said, “That’s more complicated than I would have imagined.” I replied that I think a lot of what I do is more complicated than it might appear. I was thinking about that while I was ironing shirts (you’ve got to entertain yourself!), but more in terms of knitting.
So much of knitting is very easy on the surface, but really more complicated when you stop to examine it! This is what I love about knitting, but also what can lead to frustration when tackling new skills. I spend a lot of time perfecting techniques, figuring out how to explain them, and trying to make your knitting impressive. It is what I really enjoy about knitting and I hope it helps.