Friday, March 23, 2007
Yep! I got a knitting blog!
I figured since I lurk on so many knit blogs and lots of people keep asking and telling me I need to get one to show my projects I finally did it!
What was the hold up? I have been slow to have a blog b/c you would be viewing crappy pics from my cellphone...I don't have a digi cam yet!! So I figured y'all will just have to work with it until I get enough complaints about it! LOL
And compared to some of the other knit bloggers I am a drop in the bucket! Hahaha!
How did I get started knitting? Well here is my story:
One of my girlfriends (the most unlikely person you would think) had been knittng and crocheting for awhile and initially showed me. It was late Decemeber of 2004 and I had just graduated from grad school and needed to decompress from the hard year!
She showed me how and I was very clumsy! Pooking my stomach and thighs with those old fashion long metal sticks! Ha! So I left still excited about it and in January 2005 I rushed to AC Moores to get my own needles and cute yarn to "practice" on (despite the items she gifted me).
I noticed a lady sitting there teaching others how to knit....and did I mention for FREE! So she showed me how to knit Continental (German) style and I was instantly a believer and never looked back to American (English). I absolutely LOVE it! And she showed me how to do it on bamboo circular needles. Since those needles are short I wasn't doing all that pooking and sticking. So no more torturing myself while knitting! Therefore, I rarely knit on straight needles to this day!
I bought my 1st Denise needles set just last week!! Great new toy! :o)
I am also what you call a "seasonal" knitter. So as soon as it gets a little bit warm I put the needles down! So I didn't actually complete my 1st real project until November 2005 when I picked my needles back up and made my 1st scarf during Thanksgiving! It is red (of course!) with fringes. I still wear it and it will always be my favorite piece since it was my very 1st project!!
I really didn't get a fire lit up under me about knitting until this past fall around September 2006 and started making new and exciting projects. Lets just say I like to take my time learning a craft so I can perfect it! ;o)
So this year I plan to actually knit thru the spring and summer!! WHOA!! *crosses fingers*
Technically I have been knitting for a little over 2 years, since January 2005.
But what I have learned is that it is not about how long you have knitted, but your experience.
I have met knitters who have knitted for decades and only do scarves...(what the heck!) and knitters who have been knitting all of a month and a half knitting up shrugs! Heck!!! It took me so long to venture out of the scarf phase! LOL
So here is to the year of EXPERIENCE! :o)
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