Thursday, October 4, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Here are some progress shots of a scarf that I have been working on making for myself. It's taking a while to complete, since I tend to work on it in between other projects or when Figgy's blanket gets a bit dull for me.
The yarn is a 50/50 blend of wool and bamboo from classic elite yarns. It is super soft, and I am looking forward to wearing it this winter.
Cherish, a fellow muddy (mud bay employee) is expecting her first baby in February ( i think it's february...), so I decided to knit up a little something for her. I chose to follow a pattern out of the first Stitch and Bitch book since it looked really nice and fairly simple. Since I am a bit rusty, simple was key. Here are some progress shots (sorry for the slightly crappy photos, hopefully I will get better at lighting and maybe even a better camera).
I am making it with a sportweight wool by Daletta. At first I was a little worried about the color choice, but the more I work with it the more I like it.
As far as getting back into the knitting groove goes, this is a really simple pattern and goes pretty fast since you knit it with two skeins of yarn at once. I am frustrated by my inconsistencies on the seed stitch border though, some spots get a little loose. I guess that will happen though, I won't sweat it too much.
Hopefully I will be posting pics of a finished blanket soon!
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
I took up knitting about 3 years ago while in design school, when I found that my schooling had created a compulsion for busy hands and the desire to be creating something at all times. plus, along with all of that, it was a nice stress reliever. Knitting provided me with much needed study breaks (even before I found Harry Potter). However, over the last year and a half or so, I dropped my needles and didn't feel the urge to pick them up. I suppose that sometimes we need a break from what we intended to provide us breaks and relaxation.
The last couple of weeks, I finally heard my yarn stash calling out to me. And thank goodness it did! I had forgotten how amazingly fun (yes I am a geek) it was to knit...and how I am always amazed at how a whole bunch of knots turn into so many beautiful things.
So I have officially picked up my needles once more, and have decided to be super nerdy and keep a blog going about it. I will also be dusting off my sewing machine to see if I can finally finish something on that other than a pillow case or a tote bag! Oh the excitement of it all.
So please sit back, relax, and enjoy the wonderments of crafting with me.
me knitting in the past with crazy hair.