It seems I’ve been a little MIA for a while! I’ve been busy with life stuff, but I have been knitting.
I’ve been working on the Nine-to-Five sock:
I really like the pattern and I’m enjoying working with this yarn (Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Solids). I’m using the Knit Picks scok DPN’s and I like them a lot! They’re 6" long and these are the US 0’s I bought. I also have a pair of US 1’s. I think they’re my new favorites. I like the shorter length a lot better than the longer Susan Bates ones I was using and I find that I like the metal ones over bamboo for sock knitting.
My newest project is the Lady Eleanore Stole from Scarf Style.
I love how the Noro is working up in this pattern. It’s also given me a chance to practice knitting backwards. This works great when working on entrelac so you don’t have to turn your work constantly. This is the same Noro yarn I was using for the top down cardigan. I’m enjoying this project a lot!
These are really the only two knitting projects I’m working on right now. Of course there are other things on the needles, but these ones sit by my chair and get workedo n the most right now. I have some new yarn that I want to show off, but I haven’t taken pictures yet. I’ll be sure to show them soon, though!
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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