Friday, April 27, 2012
For day 5 the topic is Something a bit different. The idea is to do a post that is creative, original and out of the box. I was stumped on this topic. Then I looked at this card I received from Vanessa at Mixed Martial Arts and Crafts when I won a giveaway. I had the idea to do an homage to classic country music and knitting. I hope you enjoy it.
They say that,
If that is true, then, I walk the line
Between having a hobby and being crazy.
But I love it because, knitting rules.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
This is day 4 of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week at Eskimimi Makes. Today’s post is about knitting and crocheting for the different seasons. I live in an area that gets cold in the winter and hot in the summer. To see if my projects how my projects changed from season to season, I looked at my project list. I mostly make hats and scarves during the winter. Each Fall I will look at my scarves and hats and see what color is missing. I will also see if a scarf needs a matching. I made the hat pictured here to match a scarf I made a couple of years earlier.
In the spring, I will switch to projects like bags, flowers, hats, and garments. I also like to make lace scarves. I like wearing them when it is cool but too warm to wear a warm winter scarf. They also dress up a casual outfit. I sometimes will knit out of season. I made my first few scarves in the summer. I had just learned to knit and had already bought the yarn. I always feel little funny making a winter scarf in summer. Especially since the temperature can get up to the 90s here in the summer.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Today’s Theme is my knitting or crochet hero. The guidelines say to introduce my reader to a knitter or crocheter they might not know who is an inspiration to me. I decided to write about Debbie Stoller. Any knitter should know who she is. But her book Stitch ‘N Bitch is the reason I wanted learn to knit in the first place. I learned to knit from Stitch ‘N Bitch. This blog would not exist without her. I also learned much of my crochet skills from her Book, The Happy Hooker.
Growing up, I never wanted learn to knit. I thought it was one of those staid hobbies for stuffy old people. I was fond of saying, “I don’t want to be an old lady that knits.” I didn’t know anyone that knitted. Back in 2003, when Stitch ‘N Bitch first came out, the book was a bestseller and really helped popularize knitting for the younger generation at the time. Knitting was suddenly being touted as the new yoga. Also many knitting groups called Stitch ‘N Bitch groups started up. I realized that knitting could be very social and a way for me to relax and meet some interesting people. I learned that knitting could be very creative and social. I really wanted to be a part of it. Also I a lot of knitting patterns were very cute. This all made me really want to learn to knit.
By this time, I had started making jewelry and beading so I was much more open to the idea of knitting or crochet than I would have been as a kid. I completely changed my mind about knitting and I wanted to learn badly. Still, for various reasons it wasn’t until 2006 or 2007 that I bought knitting needles and set out to learn to knit. I had learned to crochet about a year or so before that and decided to branch out into knitting. Then, it took me a year or 2 to understand how to knit and purl. I would learn knit stitch, get confused on how to do purl stitch and then leave the project for several months. I would then do a few rows of knit stitch and leave knitting for several more months. When I finally got it I knitted a scarf and I was off and running. The third picture is one of my first projects. I now love to knit and crochet, I no longer think of knitting as staid or stuffy and would love to be an old lady that knits.