The second scarf I made - it was a huge improvement on the first.
I sometimes run out of blogging ideas. Life can sometimes seem like it's the same, get Daughter off to school, clean, blog, try to create, clean some more, waste some time online, get Daughter off the bus, feed lunch, break up fights, try to enjoy my children, enjoy their nap with preserving of food or creating, end of nap time (sometimes way too early), break up fights until Husband comes home, dinner, bedtime routine (which can take an hour), quiet time, exhaustion. Next day, rinse and repeat. So I asked on twitter what people would like to see me blog about and apparently only one person reads this blog as I only got one serious answer. So, I will be answering that one awesome reader (she truly is awesome and we need to get a farm together soon).
What started you knitting? What wld you be doing now if you didn't have kids?
I'm going to stick with the knitting question because honestly I have no clue what I would be doing if I didn't have kids. Which is odd coming from someone who never planned on having kids. You'd think I would have had a plan for my life, but you would be wrong.
I learned how to purl - this scarf is still used by its owner
The short answer, I was bored. So very bored. We had just moved to Chicago from the town we went to college at. In the college town, I had a job, I cross stitched, sewed, and dabbled in embroidery. I also had friends. When we moved, I had no job, two friends and needed to do something new. Knitting was starting to make a big come back and I thought my mom could teach me. I was wrong on that one. When I asked her I was told "I tried to teach you when you were 10." The subject was dropped and I went out and bought the Stitch 'n Bitch book. Everything I know about knitting I taught myself.
I don't know what happened to this little dude.
I thought about joining a Stitch 'n Bitch group but always chickened out when it came to going. In real life, I'm quite shy and although I think my knitting is good, I'm always a little fearful that someone's going to tell me I'm doing it all wrong. As you can tell from these photos, my knitting and photography skills have done nothing but improve in the last 7 years. And although my knitting has never been perfect (I hide mistakes well), it has always been high quality as some of the items I knit then are still going strong.
first sock - I just had to get rid of them about a month ago due to a hole