I keep thinking about how much I’ve just fallen into knitting. What happened?? I always considered myself someone who needed to be creative. Give me anything and I’ll try it out. I can sit for HOURS putting something together or strining beads onto a thin wire. I love it. I find that people mostly see me as a huge extrovert, and for the most part I am. Get me out on that dance floor and I will boogie until the bar closes, but sometimes I just love being on my own. Doing whatever makes me happy – without people judging. Sometimes I know I can get carried away. My mom sometimes calls me "knit addicted", my boyfriend jokes at me saying "Knit Faster!" and even I know I should be cleaning or going out or something, but sometimes I just feel like sitting there and making whatever it is I’m making. (pretty much zoning everything else out completely)
I love doing things that are creatively fulfilling. Give me a camera and I’ll shoot 100 rolls. Give me a canvas and I’d make Bob Ross proud of my Happy Little Trees. Give me some paper and I’ll scrapbook until the cows come home. IT’s just what I love to do. Of course making a living of these things would be fabulous – somehow incorporating all the joys of these crafts into a sophisticated career/shop/life. But for now it will be what I do on the "downtime". With that said, I’ve started at least 4 projects and I keep switching gears from one to the other.
The first is the Shetland Shawl – which I got inspired to do from Grumperina! I’m about one repeat away from the edging. The shawl is super soft and I cannot wait to finish it and get it blocked.
The next is called Ruffles from Scarf Style, which is actually a present to my roomate. The poor girl has to live with me and my knit addiction, I should at least make her something. This is actually knitting up quickly as it’s just an 8 row repeat.
I’m using 100% alpaca yarn, which is a first for me. I find that it "unwinds" pretty easily and therefore the stitches aren’t as uniform as I like them, BUT it is coming out nicely and it’s SO soft. The roomate will love it.
And Remember I’m still finishing my Fall Socks AND then I just casted on for another scarf. I JUST Can’t STOP! I blame the internets.
I look at these knit blogs and realize it’s a UNIVERSE of people and that I’m really on a little island. That there are thousands upon thousands of wonderful artists out there doing their thing. I keep discovering new blogs (to me) and being utterly amazed and excited about the pieces I see being created It makes knitting so wonderful sheek and fab for me.
So enough of my knitting rants… Anyone going to the Stitch Out???