Oct 16, 2011
Yeah, I'm a terrible blogger. Nobody really reads this anymore, actually there were only a few to begin with and Ravelry has pretty much sucked us all in. Now that I have an iPhone, my life is all on this stupid gadget. Yes, that's right, I'm blogging from my phone. Oh well. Such is life. If I was a better, more consistent blogger the things I'd say next would get more publicity and hopefully drive up anticipation.
Knitting has become much more than an outlet lately. When I'm not at school, sleeping or cleaning...yarn is rhythmically forming beautiful garments and accessories. I've even sold a few items here and there, though the prices are usually incredibly low. Can't seem to bring myself to squeeze every last penny from my friends and classmates. As the weather begins to grow colder and leaves fall from the trees, knitted sweaters, hats and scarves begin to dance through my mind. Seems I'm not the only one either.
Most of you know me as a fearless knitter, always ready to accept any challenge. Rarely knitting the same project twice, always looking for new ideas and techniques. Recently I challenged myself to create a knockoff of another knitter's design. It kinda makes me feel bad, like stealing...still I can't help it of I figured out how to construct it on my own. Just couldn't bring myself to pay for the pattern. Out of respect, I'm not offering my notes up. Don't want to offend anyone or get into trouble. Yet, I cannot help being proud of myself. So what if I'm a knockoff artist? An artist is an artist. Last night, a good friend of mine inquired if I had the ability to make a hooded cardigan. Such a small request and a few pictures inspired me. If this works out, it will be my first pattern available for purchase. There are very few people that I will knit for, however this particular friend would actually be perfect for this design as well as for handknits in general. Honestly, how many of you love to see a good looking man in a beautiful scarf? Me too. It's not a scarf, so you know. Just a hypothetical. That's all I'm really willing to say about it at the moment.