29 May 2007

Welcome

Hello all and welcome to my knitting blog. First let me say that because I am a newcomer to the whole blogging thing, you'll have to excuse me for any screw-ups. I will do my best to learn quickly so as to not bore everyone to death. And please try to excuse my overuse of commas. I know that I use them when I shouldn't, but I am unable to help myself. Whenever I take a mental pause, I put one in.

My name is Kathy, and I'm a knitaholic. I took up knitting 7 years ago when my daughter was 1 year old. I can't recall why I decided to try knitting, but I do know that I learned using materials from Wal-Mart and books on loan from the library. My first knitting was a pink swatch which I think I had some vague notion of turning into a scarf for my daughter. After I "got the hang of it" I abandoned that idea with about 12 inches of knitting to show for my first go round. My next project was a baby sweater. "Holy cow," you say, "a sweater isn't a beginner project! Are you crazy?" Perhaps I was but I was blessedly unaware of my faux pas. It turns out that a baby sweater is an excellent second project. I learned ribbing, increases, decreases, picking up stitches, and a cute little fake cable. It knit up fast, so I didn't get bored, and it left me with a desire to learn more.

Since then I have knit like a mad woman. My husband is sure that there is a 12 step program out there for people like me. I don't want to burst his bubble, but even if there were, we'd all be sitting there knitting while waiting for the meeting to start, knitting while people are talking about losing control of their housework, knitting and nodding along when someone stands up and tells the group that they just couldn't buy the sweater for their husband at the store because "There's no love in that sweater!"

But enough about me for now. On to the good stuff. I currently have a pair of socks on the needles (along with about 6 other projects, but I'll get to those later.) My patriotic socks are on US size1 needles (or 2.5mm for the metric fans) and are made using Schoeller & Stahl Fortissima Colori/Socka Color yarn, color #1776. Do you suppose that they gave the color that name on purpose? I can't imagine that it was an accident. Anyway, I hope to have a pair for myself and a pair for my daughter finished by Independence Day.

1 comment:

Chris Savory said...

Welcome to blogworld! Enjoyed your post today - I'll be back to visit.
Chris S.