I’m still working on Eadon, but the progress isn’t all that exciting to share. I’ve had to rip back the right front twice now. Once because I was doing the cabling wrong and only realized it after getting halfway through a second cabled section. Second time was last night when I realized that I missed the last cable of the first section as I was about to start the second cabled section. I think I’m all sorted out now, though! I’ve been working on nothing else in the last week and a half because I want to make sure I get this project done in time.
Haven’t been feeling great this week. The allergy index has been 10+ every day since Saturday, which is when I started feeling pretty terrible. It seems to be making me not all that interested in knitting anything. I keep looking at other projects I have on the needles and just going “Meh. Not interested.” Not really all that interested in knitting Eadon, either, but since it’s on a deadline, I work on it whenever I can. I have two ChaioGoo Red Lace circular needles in sock sizes coming in the mail today. Maybe starting a new sock will help my knitting mojo. Thinking a plain sock with some stripey yarn in fun colors may be just the thing.
Alright, alright! I know why you’re really here today. The giveaway, right? So… it’s Thursday and that means it’s time to pick a winner for the Selbuvotter book giveaway! There were a total of 22 comments (it says 23, but one is a pingback from me) and out of the comments, the random number generator picked….
Number 11, you’re the winner!
Comment number 11! That comment was from Sheila OKeefe. Congratulations Sheila! I’ll be emailing you for the details on where I should be sending the book. 🙂
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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3 thoughts on “No Interesting Knitting and a Winner”
The only thing I seem to be able to knit are those stupid hexipuffs. I think it’s an instant gratification thing. Short and sweet and done.
I won! I won! I won! Happy Dance!!!
I never win anything, so you won’t believe how excited I am to have won. Thanks so much! Can’t wait to peruse my new book.
Awww, I hope you’re feeling better. Definitely post a review of those needles when you’re up to it!!