I’ve been thinking a lot about the sweaters I want to knit and the yarn that I have. While I really, really want to knit the Notre Dame de Grace pullover, I’m not entirely thrilled by the thought of knitting in double seed stich FOREVER right now. Don’t get me wrong – I love the way it looks and I think it will be look great in the yarn I have for it. That being said, what I really want right now is some simple, mindless knitting that will get me a sweater. I do love working on Starlight and the yarn is a joy to work with, but every 4th row is a cable row all the way across 50 zillion cables (okay, I’m totally exaggerating, but you get the idea). I’m not digging that right now. I want to knit and not think much about it. I think this is why the socks are almost done – the foot is just knit around and around and around… I love it right now! Every other project I have is taking up mucho brain power and I’m just not into it.
I keep thinking about that darn Noro in my stash. It calls to me to be knit. It needs to be a sweater, a cardigan sweater. Just what I need right now – the pretty colors of Noro in something simple. I know exactly what I want to do with it: Top-Down Raglan Cardi.
Tonight, I will cast this on and I have a feeling it will be done in no time.
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 love that raglan cardie pattern! It’s going to look great on you!
Miss you, chick…we have to get together soon.