Monday, July 19, 2010

Starting my blog....

Having just graduated from the University of Washington and moving to a (somewhat) foreign country with no job, I (with the urging of my mother, who has become an avid blogger), decided to start a blog.

Well, as most of you know, actually starting a blog is much more difficult than the decision to do so.

So, I thought about my interests and had to figure out what I wanted to focus on. Naturally, my first thought was a knitting blog. I've been knitting on and off since I was about five and only recently began knitting more seriously, taking on projects that are probably way too ambitious for my skill level; something I know all knitters do :). I've also been relying on knitting blogs for pattern ideas and learning new skills for a few years now, so why not show what I've done and share a little about what I've learned?

So I have a topic, now I just need to come up with a name... and this for me was the hardest part of all. Obviously, I wanted something knitting related, but I couldn't come up with anything for the better part of two weeks. I've been working on a few different projects and was trying to come up with something "witty" involving some kind of knitting term. Then, out of the blue, while working on this endless baby afghan (more to come on this later), it hit me. In almost every project, big or small, I drop stitches. For what ever reason, this seems to be my downfall; but on the other hand, I've gotten extremely good at picking them up a few rows later and carrying them up :).

So there you have it! I hope you enjoy my projects and the trials and tribulations that (always!) come with them.

My knitting history:
Like I said earlier, I've been knitting since I was about five (but I'm not entirely sure how old I was). I grew up watching both my mom and grandma, both avid knitters, knitting all the time. I was fascinated how their hands could fly without watching what they were doing and create beautiful products in no time. So, being the stubborn child I was (my mom would say I still am), instead of asking to be taught, I would "play knit" with my mom's knitting which she left out. I mean, it looked so easy. Needless to say, it wasn't and I almost always messed up whatever she was working on and got myself into trouble. My grandma then took it upon herself to teach me how... and the rest is history.

I do know, I wouldn't be half the knitter I am today without their help and even now, they give me plenty of help and input on my projects :)

A little about me:
I grew up in the northwest corner of Washington State. I just graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle (and no, I've never been to Seattle Grace Hospital, so don't ask) and I recently followed my boyfriend, who is also from the Seattle area, to Toronto, where he currently works in contingent staffing for Microsoft Canada. I, however, don't have a job so I spend my days knitting, reading and playing with our new miniature dachshund puppy, Freyja, who loves to "help" with my knitting projects by unraveling my yarn.

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