I finally finished something. It feels like it’s been so long since I’ve had an FO, I was beginning to think I forgot what it was like! I decided on making a headband for my sister for her birthday, which was yesterday, but I thought about it very last minute and figured it’d be quick enough that I could get it in her birthday package that I’ll be sending out tomorrow (I know, bad sister! But I work Tuesday to Saturday when the post office is open and it wasn’t ready for the mail this past Monday, so it goes out tomorrow.). After playing with some different ideas on what sort of design to put on it, I finally settled on something that I think looks good. It only took me a few hours to finish once I decided on the design. Quick, easy, and didn’t use much yarn. I knit most of it while we were watching a free movie preview of The Guardian on base tonight. We were close enough to the screen that I could see when I needed to, but since I usually knit without looking anyhow, I didn’t really need it. It’s blocking right now and I won’t post photos until she gets it (just in case she actually does read this here blog).
I’m done with the body of Rogue. I’ll soon be starting the hood. Pictures soon.
I took over someone’s knitting project at work. It’s a tank top. She said she can’t figure out how to pick up stitches for the neck and arm bands and asked if I would do it. I said I would, not knowing that it hadn’t been sewn together yet either. Shame on me for not looking! Anyhow, I got some practice seaming things – something I haven’t really done much of. I think it came out pretty good. I’m nearly done with the whole thing… I just have one arm band left.
Icarus hasn’t see much love lately. I’ve knit a few rows here and there, but not much. Same goes for my Baudelaire socks. I suppose I’ve just been spending a lot more time reading than knitting (scary!!). I know I still do a good amount of knitting, but not as much as when I wasn’t working. Don’t get me wrong – I’m glad I’m working – but it leaves less time to knit some days!
Alright… back to that tank top!
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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2 thoughts on “It’s nice to have an FO again!”
Happy b-day to your sis. I’m a September baby, too. Congrats on your FO. I need to get busy, so I can see some FOs, too! lol
Looking forward to seeing your ROGUE pictures…so many bloggers have knit that sweater and I’m thinking if I see enough of them I will knit one, too!