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Sometimes you have to let go

Tonight I finally got up the courage to frogg the Noro cardigan.  Now, don’t get me wrong – I really liked it.  The problem was I was living in denial thinking that I’d magically make the arm holes half the size they were.  The arm hole was big enough to fit BOTH arms with room to spare.  None creative ways I could figure out how to decrease would make it look okay or not bunchy around the arm pits.  It was time to just LET IT GO.

So I did.

Now I think I will make the Lady Elanore Entrelac Stole from Scarf Style with the yarn.  I have more than enough to make it and I really love the colors of this yarn.  Plus, I’ve been wanting a wrap to keep with me at work when I get cold rather than a sweater – most of my store bought ones are getting worn out and I don’t feel like buying more.

I am working on a plain sock.  Nothing fancy, but it’s all I’ve been wanting to work on.  I haven’t had the focus to work on anything more complex and just making the knit stitches here and there when I can makes me feel good.  I take it everywhere with me and knit on it when I can.  I actually really like it despite that it’s just a simple sock that I’m sort of making up as I go along.  Sometimes simple is all you need.



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)

One thought on “Sometimes you have to let go

  1. Sorry to hear about the cardi, but I completely agree with your assessment of the situation and would have been horribly upset to finish a sweater only to realize that the sleeves were monstrously too big. 🙂 I love the Lady myself and have been considering frogging Klaralund and perhaps making one!

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