So I haven't finished the mate of my first sock. In fact I haven't even started. The thought of doing one more sock solely in stockinette was just a bit too much to bear and I want to make pretty socks! And I've got that lovely cake of Dream in Color Smooshy just itching to be turned into a pair of squishy, comfy, pretty socks.
So I'm working on a pair of Spring Forward. The pattern is fun and more interesting than just stockinette but not so complicated that I get lost in it. The lace is easy to memorize and I can read my knitting with it to tell where I am. The color of my yarn and the pattern are just made for one another too. See?
Obviously I still need to work on the photography thing. Or the lighting thing. The lighting in my apartment stinks.
I still haven't finished the hat I was working on. I was itching to try more socks. Have another hat on the needles too for a friend's baby but I have a sneaking suspicion that it will be too large. I'm not very good at guesstimating baby head sizes.
Another photo to showcase the stitch pattern. So far I haven't screwed up yet (that I can tell). *knocks on wood*
This is my attempt at a blog. I've been journaling for many, many years (nearly 9 years to be exact) on livejournal. But that's a personal life blog that nobody cares to read but my most devoted (or bored) friends.
This blog will be about my knitting. And my crocheting. I am by no means some sort of yarn maven or guru. This is more for documentation. I want to keep track of my journey from novice (omgwtf you want me to do WHAT with that cable needle?) to the aforementioned guru (or at least pretty decent). I will post pictures of my accomplishments and failures and ask (probably beg and plead) for help and possibly be able to offer my own tips and tricks eventually.
For the basics, I'm 25, I live in Southwest VA and I spend pretty much most of my free time obsessing over knitting. And hanging out with my fantabulous boyfriend, Kevin (he's crafty in his own way, he makes his own beer). We have 3 cats and travel pretty much any chance we get.