Friday, October 24, 2008

A Peaceful Moment

I love Fall. It's my favorite time of year, by far. The weather cools, the leaves turn vibrant colors, and you get to sit curled up under a blanket.

I'm sitting here on my couch having a very lovely moment: I'm covered up, my cat is curled up beside me napping, I'm knitting an ipod cover for a friend, watching Bleach online, and listening to the rain falling into the pond outside.

I've been kind of lonely recently, having just moved to a new city, but right this minute, I'm very much at peace. I'm so thankful that God gives us little moments like this. And it's always good when knitting is involved! Even when you mess up and have to tink back, like I just did. My yarn is even an orangy Fall color, to top off the lovely picture. Sigh.

Monday, October 20, 2008

New to Ravelry

Well, this is my first post on this blog that I have dedicated to my knitting. I don't have a digital camera, so it will be fun finding people to let me borrow theirs so that I can post my knitted projects. I feel like I'm pretty new to knitting, even though I've been doing it since January. Granted, my knitting guru, Kristen, has been knitting for several years; since before knitting became "cool." Not that it hasn't always been cool, but everyone seemed to catch on all at once. Actually, a lot of girls started knitting my freshman year of undergrad (7 years ago; wow, I'm getting old), but I'm not one to ride the wave of fad. But Kristen enjoys it so much and she tempted me with some Debbie Bliss yarn (alpaca/silk, I think) and I haven't looked back.

I've discovered that I'm not a sock knitter. I haven't even tried, because I would rather never have to wear socks. However, I love scarves. Not just because they're so easy to make, but because I can see them and wear them as accessories. Socks are hidden. So, I'll make lots of scarves and everyone else can make socks, and the world will be in balance.

I've also made a purse, change purse, cell phone cover (two actually, one for a friend), two pillows. I'm currently working on an OSU scarlet and gray scarf for my boss, an ipod cover for a friend, and my first afghan. Not sure when that will be done; I forsee a lot of putting it down when I get tired of the same yarn. I started a Mystery stole with Kristen, but we aren't sure that we will finish them. However, the yarn it too wonderful not to use, so we're looking for the perfect stole/wrap to make with it.

Maybe I can find a camera to take pics of all my projects soon.