Saturday, March 27, 2010

Ravelry Account

In order to try and somehow promote my knitting and crochet shop, I have joined Ravelry. I'm not quite used to the database yet, but I'm sure I will pick it up quickly. Hopefully I will be able to keep each site up to date. I'm working on a few new projects, and also have a few "old" projects to complete. I'm swamped with pictures of completed projects which need to be posted. Someday life will slow down and I'll be able to catch up.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Etsy Update

It has been a while since I have posted any new items to my Etsy. I have been so busy making gift items for friends and family, I have become waaaaay behind on my shop.

Here is the first of a few more hand made items to come...

-- Crochet Hand Towel and Washcloths (Set of Three)

The crochet items are among my first completed projects. (I have only known how to crochet for about 2 months.) The bathroom set actually turned out quite well, and I have managed to keep my tension nicely. Soon I will post my knitted sound and texture baby blocks to Etsy. They are quite unique because of their "crunchy and jingly" fillings. I am really excited about this set.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Starting Out

I have always had some interest in knitting, and pleaded with my nanny to show me when I was eight years old. She did, but I couldn't quite grasp the concept and my creations were riddled with holes and of varying widths. After many failed attempts to complete a decent project, I put my knitting away and decided it was not for me.

However, in my first year of college, I was challenged by a friend to knit him a scarf for a Christmas gift. I complied and once again sought the direction of my nanny. She 're-taught' me the basics and I was off. During that two and a half week break in 2008, I had successfully completed three scarves, two of which had cables. I was hooked on knitting.

During the second semester, I made many more scarves, dishcloths, potholders, and even a dog sweater. My 'addiction' has continued and two years later I am still knitting, and have even taught myself crochet. Both of my grandmothers have always been quite clever with yarn, and I guess I have acquired their talent.

Recently, I have started to create my own patterns and have received lots of praise from family and friends for my work. I hope to keep up with this blog and my projects so more people may enjoy the wonders of knitting.