Thursday, December 31, 2009

Another Second Sock

Would you believe that I bought this yarn in June of 2006? It was my first purchase on Etsy - and I just love this yarn! It's got Tencel in it, which makes it feel good and makes it shine! So, I held onto it forever, looking for just the right pattern (and for me to get more experience in sock knitting).

And, what do I do with it? I make a plain-jane stockinette sock with it! Poor thing! Plus, I can't seem to get the second sock finished! So I'm hoping that by posting it here and on Ravelry, I can shame myself into finishing it. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Another Side of Me

Some of you might know that I also like to knit. Usually, my project of choice has been socks. But, lately, I've felt the need to branch out (and try to find some other projects that will work to help me cut down my large sock yarn stash).

So, today, I signed up on "Ravelry". I know, I know, I'm probably the last knitter in the world to find this exciting site. Actually, I heard about it a couple of years ago when they were first building it, and people were on a waiting list for their invitation! Now, they're all caught up, and I got right on!

The site is another Black Hole that takes up hours of your time before you know it! But since I'm retired, I guess I don't have anything else to do anyway!

And, rather than direct other knitters to my painting site, and make my painting friends suffer through looking at all my socks (!), I decided to dedicate a blog just for knitting and other fiber arts. Hope to see you here again, soon!