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An Update

Wow. I didn’t realize it’s been a few weeks since I last posted! Shame on me for being a bad blogger.

I haven’t done a whole lot of knitting because I’ve been unpacking boxes in my spare moments when I’m at home. Work has been taking a real toll on me, but things have finally slowed down a little bit. The house is nearly unpacked, but we’ve still a way to go. At least the living spaces are getting nearly completely unpacked. There’s still plenty of boxes downstairs in the basement to sort through, but at least I’m not staring at as many in the living room, kitchen and bedroom. I’m finally starting to get my craft room together. It’s really nice to have a room to put all my crafty things instead of the corner of the living room like before. I still have a bit of work, but it’s getting there. I’m sure Nick will be happy when I stop taking up the sofa in the living room with various knitting books and various other crafty things.

I’ve been working on a pair of Monkey socks. Third time is a charm, eh? I’ve finally got the pattern working for me with different yarn. I have one sock made and am working on the second one. I’ve also been knitting on The Sweater (aka Starlight) and occasionally Argosy scarf. I only have three projects on the needles! I’m contemplating forgetting about the scarf and using the yarn for something else. Not sure what exactly, but I’m really not enjoying the pattern as much as I thought I would. I like the final product, but it’s just not keeping my interest.

I went to a Cincinnati Reds baseball game on Sunday. It was Stitch ‘n Pitch day! There were quite a few knitters there. I took my sister and Nick went, too. We had a pretty good time and the Reds even won! (They played against the Colorado Rockies and one 8 to 3.) I had a lot of fun.

Recently, Nick “helped” me meet the local knitting group. We were at Barnes & Noble. I’d seen the group there before, but I’m really shy and never met them. He introduced me and they were all very welcoming. I like having a knitting group again. They meet on Wednesday nights and it’s nice to get out mid-week for a while.

Though I’m too tired to mess with photos right now, I did go to the Bluegrass Book Festival and got to meet Stefanie Japel and Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. I’ll talk more about that in my next post, which will have pictures of recent happenings :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)

2 thoughts on “An Update

  1. first of all, you suck for getting to meet the yarn harlot. but of course, i mean that in the nicest way possible. secondly…how dare you replace us!!?? 😉 we miss you.

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