After finishing the green leaf hat I’ve finally gotten around to this. I’m excited because I like ear warmers and this pattern can be extended to a scarf (matching!) if I’m so inclined. I also purchased some detailed, cream colored, accent buttons to fasten the head wrap, with little idea about how to put them on. This could probably be finished fairly quickly due to the bulky...
This is a real thing?
So earlier I was unsure of how one actually gets a knitting injury. Last night I finally experienced my first one. After finishing my leaf hat I left the needles in the ball of yarn and last night I was edging them out of the way with my bare foot when the DPN got stuck in the carpet and stabbed my foot. Yes, it was as random as that. So I have my first injury.
Oh, that's already linked
Day 30: What’s your name on Ravelry? If you don’t have a Ravelry account, why? My Ravelry account is linked in my about me section. Confession time: I didn’t realize Ravelry existed until I looked at this questionnaire a few months ago and then promptly googled it and joined.
Day 29: Do you have any tips, or things that you’ve learned from knitting? I’m not really sure if I have too many tips beyond always roll your yarn into a ball. Making that discovery was the single best thing ever for me. It’s so much easier.
Oh, well now that you've asked
Day 28: Do you do any other crafts besides knitting? What are they and did learning to knit come before or after learning these other crafts? I LOVE crafting. I love all kinds of crafting. In the grand scheme of things, knitting is a fairly recent development. I started off strong with friendship bracelets and hemp kind of things. In middle school I went through an origami phase. I moved to...
Day 27: How do you acquire most of your yarn? Online retailers, local yarn shops, swaps, or large chain craft stores? What’s your favorite? I mostly buy from large chain stores because I am poor. Having said that, I would prefer to support local shops when I can afford to. I enjoy the friendliness of local shops and felt comfortable asking some questions at the first place I walked in. During my...
Day 26: Have you ever been a part, or wanted to be a part of a knit-a-long? What was it? If not, why? I haven’t and at this point in my life I don’t think I really want to. Right now, knitting is a nice thing I can pick up for ten minutes or 2 hours depending on my schedule and if I was doing a knit along I would feel like I needed to keep pace. I might later in my life when I...
All these supposed pictures...
Day 25: Do you have a knitting book or a place where you keep patterns, ideas, size measurements? Post a picture of it. I do have this for my sewing but not so much for knitting. I have a folder on my computer where I keep the patterns I’ve made/altered myself (usually in Excel or Numbers) or patterns I’ve found online (ravelry). I do have a few books that I’ve accumulated from...
Day 24: Have you ever made your own pattern or dyed your own yarn? How did it turn out? I have made my own pattern before, specifically for the recently completed Clemson Tigers hat for my sister. It’s been a real learning process as I figure out how to flip patterns based on knitting from the top or bottom. I’m also a fan of altering patterns that I find. I almost never leave something...
23: If you had the supplies (and patience) for it, what project would you start today? I really like everything I have planned, especially if this current experiment works then I will continue to make Greenbay colored koozie mittens and perhaps a hat. Right now I enjoy smaller projects that are portable instead of larger, more ambitious projects like sweaters.
I hope so?
22: have you ever stricken someone off your to-knit-for list because they didn’t appreciate/take care of your last knitted gift to them? No, everyone has always appreciated my gifts, at least they have to my face.
Day 21: Do you knit gifts for friends and family for the holidays or birthdays? YES! I most certainly do. Sometimes I knit things for specific people then save the item for a holiday or birthday so it doesn’t seem as weird. I like learning different things and frankly I don’t have a need for hundreds of knit hats so I tend to give things away even if I didn’t make it for a specific person. More...
But sometimes I do wear my glasses
Day 20: Do you knit in public? Was anyone offended/ incredibly happy /curious that you were doing so? I do knit in public but not necessarily all the time or in any place. Example: I was at Montreat’s College Conference this past week and I knit during Keynote, Small group, and Worship. I’m pretty sure there were some people who were not ok with me knitting during worship but what they don’t...
I think I’m reaching the halfway point on my leaves hat and it’s coming along nicely. I’m also starting a book tonight as a distraction. As soon as I’m done I’ll add a review of Nicole Luiken’s Violet Eyes, a Young Adult Sci-Fi novel that is entirely too underrated.
The only thing I love more than crafting...
Day 19: Do you watch movies and/or listen to music or podcasts while knitting? What are your favorite things to knit to? I watch an excessive amount of TV and movies. I really prefer watching something when knitting, especially if I’m doing something relatively simple like cabling or ribbing. If I’m watching football at home or in my apartment I generally knit through the games. If I’m starting...