I just found the perfect thing to do with all the Noro Kureyon that’s been sitting in my stash. A log cabin blanket. I’ve been contemplating different things to do with it and this seems like the thing that I would get the most use out of it. I’d hate to knit another scarf I won’t wear (my neck is very sensitive and I couldn’t use Noro Kureyon for a scarf for myself), or a vest that I won’t wear because it’s too hot in my office, or anything else that wouldn’t really use up all of the yarn I have anyhow and wouldn’t use.
A blanket would be just the thing!
Now I just have to get all my things from storage. They’re holding quite a bit of my yarn hostage! Speaking of which…
This past week I signed a lease to rent a 3 bedroom house!! We move in on April 15th. Now, though, we’re having problems with the moving company and getting delivery of our things. The moving company we went through is now saying that they want to charge us for having our things delivered, when we shouldn’t be. I’ll find out more about that next week – they’re supposed to cover it! See… the Navy covered all the moving expenses, being this is our final move. Originally we were going to move to Dayton, OH. Well, things changed and we’re going to be in Florence, KY now. That is an hour from Dayton, OH. Not that far. By what the Navy pays for, since Nick is retiring, we can move anywhere in the United States and they will pick up the cost (so long as we aren’t over our weight limit, of course). The bottom line is that we are not supposed to be charged anything for this move. Well, somewhere someone along the way screwed some things up and our things shouldn’t have been shipped to Dayton, OH, they should have stayed in CT until we were ready for them. The people that are handling all the move stuff are more focused on why our things didn’t stay in CT then getting things fixed and set up to come to us in Florence! *sigh* Hopefully it will all be sorted out very soon.
I started my sweater today and I’m halfway done with the first sock of a pair of ankle socks that I started yesterday. Photos soon :o)
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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