Sunday, April 17, 2011

Is it ok to do another blog about knitting...?

 know, I's been a really long time since I've blogged.  Our family has been through the flu and bronchitis and Josh has been traveling a lot lately.  So, what have I been doing....KNITTING!  I think its become my coping mechanism when life gets really chaotic.  It makes me focus, and it makes me sit, which are two things that I don't do very well.  So, don't get frustrated with me because I know this blog is about my photography....but at least I have pictures of my knitting...ahem.  In the past few weeks I have knit a shalom sweater, two cowls, and a scarf.  I'm currently working on a top for Darby, another cowl, a lace scarf, and a twisty scarf.  I keep adding new projects because I'm just crazy like that.  I have learned a ton of new stitches by just trying new projects and then YouTubing videos of how to do the stitches.  I'm thinking about starting an Etsy shop once I get enough projects under my belt and feel confident enough.  We'll see how that thought goes, though.  At least I'm having fun with least that's what I keep telling myself...and my husband:)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Knitting Obsessed

My hat that I made in my Knitting 102 class...and a cowl that I whipped up...

The cowl has two twists in it...that are not supposed to be there...but now its an Andrea original.

And this is the scarf that I made in between my Knitting 101 and 102 classes...

The hat kind of resembles an acorn...and I'm ok with that...

Again, the cowl was not supposed to have these twists, and I don't know how they got there....but they did...and I'm ok with that.

It was supposed to just have the ridges...oh well.

I like my scarf, but its really itchy...I learned what yarn not to use for scarves.

And Sophie Grace wanted to participate...

With all of it on together...she's cute, huh:)

And now I'm working on a new scarf...with very soft yarn...alpaca if you're curious...Darby was.

And another cowl...that I'm REALLY trying to not get twists in...we'll see how that goes.

There are those out husband...that might say I'm a bit obsessed with knitting these days.  I'm willing to look past the preconceived notions that "others" might have, and say that I'm seriously LOVING knitting.  It's relaxing to me, and I end up with an actual product that semi-looks cute...I'm learning, what can I say.  I have been on a yarn craze and found a ton for really cheap with an additional 30% off.  Lets just say that I'm set with yarn for a REALLY long time...ahem.  AND, I ordered a bunch of needles off of amazon so that I can do all sizes of knitting.  Obsession...maybe...muahahahaha.  Maybe I'll knit my husband a hat...he'll love that:)