There’s not much knitting to speak of right now. I haven’t been able to knit all week because my wrists hurt any time I try to knit a few stitches. I am still trying to get the Noro cardigan to look okay with it’s too big arm holes, but I’m not entirely sure I like how it’s working out. Half of me says to rip the whole damn thing out. The other half says keep going, it will be fine. I’m somewhere in knitter’s denial at the moment with it, so it’s sitting in time out until I decide what to do.
I was working on toe-up socks, but I just didn’t like how they were turning out. Frogged it. I think I just like top down socks better. The yarn stripes, so I don’t want to do anything fancy with it and I think I’m just going to do a plain sock this time.
Of course, that is, if I can knit again sometime soon.
Wisp is done and I love it! Mohair itches my neck something terrible, though, so I can’t wear it as a scarf, but I can wear it as a wrap. Maybe I’ll gift it. I want to take some nice photos of it, but the weather has been crap the last two weeks. Hopefully there will be some sun this weekend and I can get some better photos of it so I can do my FO report on it already!
Right now I’m itching to do mittens. Stranded mittens. I think I might try the Anemoi Mittens from Eunny. When I can, anyhow.
Since I don’t know what to do with myself when I can’t knit, I’ve been reading cook books and other things about eating healthy. This was my previous hobby, before I was a knitter. I have found all sorts of good stuff that I want to try!
I haven’t been sewing because I’ve been waiting on getting a rotary cutter and mat. Sewing doesn’t seem to hurt my hands/wrists, so I figure while I’m taking a break from knitting, I’ll sew. Today I’m going to Jo Ann’s with my 50% coupon to get the set I was talking about in my previous post. Then I can do some more sewing. I don’t know what I’ll make just yet, but I have some fabric already. Might pick up more while I’m there and maybe line my felted bag I just made. Oh! I need interfacing, too, so I’ll look for some while I’m there.
That’s all that’s going on here – how’s things in your part of the world?
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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