This is a mostly photo post of all the recent stuff I’ve been doing.
Recently I received the BEST knitting needle holders ever from Continue the Spiral as part of a swap on Craftster.org:
I was storing all my straights and DPN’s in a plastic bin that I had to sort through any time I needed a needle. Now they’re all organized by size. I love it!!
Here’s the sock that I finished today. I’ve already started it’s mate. They’re a gift for my mom:
This is the Argosy scarf that I started and haven’t really worked on since…. I should really start working in it:
After some problems with gauge that I managed to work out, here’s my progress on Starlight:
This week I got The Yarn Harlot’s new book:
I’m going to go to see her on April 21st in Lexington! *squee*
Here’s my new cup that I love. It’s a TRASH CAN! This makes me happy for some reason. Probably because it’s different and a novelty to say “I’m drinking out of a trash can!” Yeah, I’m silly like that. I got it at Joe’s Crab Shack and it says “Joe’s Trash Can” on it.
And just because I hardly ever get to share animal photos (since I don’t have any of my own, but my family has 3 cats and a dog)…. here’s a picture of my family’s dog Duke:
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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Those needle cases are gorgeous! The sock pattern looks like Susan’s Horcrux and looks great along with your other WIPs. And lastly Stephanie in Lexington? I have to wait until the end of next month to see her again! =:8