- I like knitting just about anything, and enjoy knitting with nearly all types of fiber.
- If I had to pick a favorite type of knitting I’d probably pick color-work like fair-isle or stranded. Even though I haven’t done a huge amount of it. I love watching the patterns emerge.
- While I am someone who always has to wear socks, I don’t knit socks very often. Mostly because I always seem to lose my socks, and I can’t stand the sorrow of a lost hand-knit sock.
- I tend to be easily swayed to try a pattern or join a knit-a-long and then regret doing so (although I’m determined to not join another knit-a-long just because of this pattern with me).
- If I could only knit with one yarn for the rest of my life, it’d be Cascade 220, it is a very good basic yarn.
- I love knitting books, patterns, magazines, websites, anything that shares a pattern with me. I have over 300 publications in my house.
- All these books sometimes overwhelm me that when I’m looking for a pattern I look online and forget about my wealthy library. I’m tryin to utilize Ravelry’s search page and look in patterns I own to solve that problem.
- My most used knitting tool, are my golf counters, they have two counters which is perfect for counting both rows and pattern repeats. But now I can’t find them any more where I bought them and mine are starting to fail. I’m going to have to find a subsitute. These were only a $1.87 so they are useful and a bargain.
- I prefer circular needles to straight needles, even if I’m not knitting in the round.
- I hate finishing. I’m terrible at it. Probably because it requires time and patience, which is something I really lack at. But again, I’m hoepful that I can improve on these things.
So now tell me something knitterly about you! Or better yet, post a post on your blog (if you have one) of 10 Knitterly Things About You.
I’m in a self-improvement mode. I’ve gained some weight back, fortunately not all the weigh I lost back, but enough that I know I have to start making some changes in my daily routine. So I decided to start 90-days of Self-Improvement. Each day I’ll modify one aspect of my daily routine. There’s a quote I have taped to my monitor at work:
“Success if found in making small lifestyle changes for their own sake rather than for loosing weight. Forever is the key concept, ever mindful of the process you design, and ever learning from your mistakes.” Unknown Author.
Its very true though. Its the little things that you can keep up that make the most positive changes in your life. So to track my daily changes, I started a blog. 90 Days of Self-Improvement.
I finally found a picture of Cousin Norman (he’s the dog). Its driving me insane as I seem to have lost all my Alaska pictures. This one I had fortunately printed out so I just scanned it.
That’s my niece laying on Norman and my mom being layed on my Norman.
Well back to knitting my sleeve of St. brigid. After finishing two skeins of yarn on the body, I decided I’d knit one of the sleeves. I figured if I could knit each sleeve with one and a half skeins of yarn, that I would have enough yarn to finish St. Brigid. So far its looking pretty good. I have 30 rows left and the saddle to knit of the first sleeve and I still have enough yarn to probably knit about 5-10 rows from the first skein. Now of course this part of the sleeve continues to get a little bigger with every 4 rows, but I at least have hope I’ll have enough yarn now where when I finished two skeins of the body I had little hope it’d be enough. Time will tell.