I’ve added all completed projects and current WIPs to Ravelry. I have SEVEN WIPs!! Yikes.
The socks should be completed soon. Maybe this week. The sweater and THREE blankets are going to take quite a bit longer and I wanted something a little more portable that wasn’t socks, so I cast on for another Shedir hat today. Then there’s the MS3 project. I also have two more small projects that I need to work on (and hopefully finish) this week. I suppose it’s really okay that I have so many WIPs but it just seems a little scary to see them all in front of you like that.
Yesterday was fun at the Boot Camp for Socks event at Knit-On. I finally got my sister, Caitlin, to knit. I taught her while we were there! So far she’s been doing really well. I started her with a simple garter stitch scarf and she hasn’t made any mistakes so far! She must take after me ;o)
This week should be…. interesting. We have to go to Virginia for Nick for some matters I won’t discuss here for various reasons and it will be a pretty stress filled week. I will be bringing knitting with me and hopefully that will help a little bit until it’s all over with. The only nice thing is that I have a week off from work after Monday, which is always a welcome thing!
I don’t know if I’ll have internet access while I’m away (we’re leaving very, very early on Tuesday, July 3rd), so if not, I’ll see you all when I get back. Have a fun and safe 4th of July!
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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I’m so jealous. I signed up to be invited to Ravelry over a month ago, and I can barely stand it! I check the Ravelry news blog like I have some kind of problem. And the last post didn’t give an update on invitations! Woe is me.