Tuesday, April 29, 2008

From time to time, I become slightly obsessed with things. Currently I am overly obsessed with the following:

1. Knitting
2. Blog Reading
3. Podcasts/Audio Books

As always, I have my regulars (wine, cigarettes, coffee, etc)

I want to say thanks a billion to the Cursing Mama for encouraging me with adding an additional blog to the list! TECHknitting was just down right fabulous. I stopped listening to “Me Talk Funny Sometimes” by David Sedaris so that I could become thoroughly engrossed in reading about making a hat. You never know when those skills are going to come in handy, you know.

Knitting blogs have opened up an entirely new world! Never before would I have thought to search the internet to see if anyone had used a certain pattern before and what type of yarn they used! And to top it off, I got onto Ravelry! Oh my sweet friends, angels were singing the day I used that to find a pattern for a Crest of the Wave Scarf. I still decided to adapt it a bit; however, it was just downright inspiring to see all of the other scarves. I felt better about my yarn choice, the size needles I had decided to use – I just had a downright severe case of the warm fuzzies.

I have, for the most part, taught myself to knit, and have no one close by to help me when things go horribly wrong (which they do). The blogs that I read, and the new blogs that I have been exposed to through them have solved many problems, dried up many tears and have exposed me to a whole knew world I never knew existed!

I’m like a kid in a freakin’ candy store! It’s my daily escape from things that drive me crazy…

Like my job, for instance, which I shall ramble on about at a different time.


Cursing Mama said...

glad you enjoyed TechKnitting!

She Knits Socks said...

Thank you for your comment. I looked for an email address so I could answer you, but will do it here.

I did cast on the sparkly yarn and knit a few rows. I didn't like the pattern and frogged it. The yarn held up well after frogging. I didn't knit enough to see how it worked up, but her other yarns are great. They work up soft and lovely. I'll let you know more when I decide on another pattern and knit a while.