I totally need an army of these little guys!
Tomorrow I’m taking a watercolor class with Nick’s mom. I’m pretty excited. I’ve never done watercolor before (well probably as a small child, but I’m talking a REAL watercolor painting with the special paper and tools and everything!). Nick said that if I like it and it’s something I want to get into he’ll get me all the stuff I need and more classes if I want. I told him I’m thinking about learning some more One Stroke painting stuff because that was fun to learn last week and I like doing it. I’m also considering an ATC class. I’ve been wanting to do them for a while, but I don’t feel very artsy most of the time. Maybe I just need something to get me started. Nick’s mom is going to be taking a class later in the month and I’m thinking about maybe taking one after we get settled in Dayton, OH (you know, get a house, jobs, unpack… after all that).
I’m still knitting. A lot. The Shetland Triangle is nearly done. I have one chart left to do and I’ll be done with the knitting portion. I won’t be blocking this until we get settled in or at least have a place to live so I have space to block it. I love how it’s come out so far and it’ll be bigger than the one in the book after blocking and all (I think I added 2 or 3 more chart repeats of the body chart). It took a while to get used to the silk yarn, but after a while I got the hang of it.
The Cable Net socks are coming along. I finally made the chart easier to read which sped things up quite a bit. Still have a LONG way to go, though!
Hope all is well with everyone. Keep crafting!
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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