I Since it’s been a while, I figure it’s time to update about my current projects. I’ve decided that I love sock knitting and after some initial trouble, I’m moving right along with my Pomatomus socks. I’m nearly done with the second repeat. Here they are:
And a close up of the pattern:
I’ve been knitting like crazy on my minisweater. So far I’ve used up 2 skeins of the Baby Alpaca Grande. I’m going to be making this one with longer sleeves – probably 3/4 length. I have two skeins left and I’m pretty sure I should have no problems completing it with what I have left. The yarn is incredibly soft and just a joy to work with! Here’s my progress:
Liesel hasn’t got much love from me in a long time. I know I need to complete it, but it just hasn’t been calling to me. I’ve had it sitting out for a few days now and it’s starting to call to me a little louder each day. Soon I’m sure I’ll be knitting on it once again. Here’s where I am so far:
Alright, that’s all I’ve got for this post. TTFN!
I’m a thirty-something who lives in Cincinnati, OH.
Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today!
I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts.
In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there.
I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)
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The Pomatomus is gorgeous. Almost makes me want to learn to knit socks! Almost, but not quite.