It’s just a week of frogging here! As I was knitting my Fall Socks today, I was really thinking they were kind of small. I tried them on and sure enough, they are just too tight. I should have kept with the 64 stitches I started with and not gone down to 58. I had already turned the heel and it seems as though I did that just slightly too soon as well. Only one thing could be done – it had to be frogged. Did I mention that this is the 3rd time this yarn has been frogged? Yup. It’s my cursed sock yarn. I’m determined, though, because I LOVE the colors, so I will try again, this time with 64 stitches.
When I got home today, there was a package waiting for me! I was really excited about it. Earlier in the week, P-la said she was going to send me this really nifty organizer for my knitting things as she had an extra one and I had mentioned on my blog that I liked it and had been looking for something similar and not finding anything. I was surprised by the size of the box since I had expected something small, but I eagerly opened it to find this:
She sent me the really cool organizer along with a skein of Twisted Fiber Art, DK/Sport Weigh in the colorway Mayhem. I have really been into oranges lately and I love the oranges, yellows and greyish purpleish colors of it! I love these colors and I’m already thinking of what to make with it. When I opened the organizer, I found a tape measure and some stitch markers.
I sure was spoiled! I had actually been feeling kinda bad about recent swaps (and not having received anything at all yet) and this really made my day. Thank you so much P-la!!
Here’s my kit all filled up and organized:
I just love it!
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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Look at you go!!! Have kit, will travel!! I’m so glad you like it!!
Don’t feel bad about frogging your sock. I just frogged a sweater. Well, at least two sleeves and a back. Why, oh why did it take me that long to figure out I wasn’t going to be happy with it?!?!