Even after ten years, I haven’t managed to get rid of this yarn either.
(For some reason mobile isn’t letting me tag you)
Knitting Challenge: Day 1
What was your first finished object?
My first FO was more like a UFO, because I originally intended for it to be a scarf, but I wanted instant gratification knitting (some things never change) and bound off about a foot into the scarf. My mom, bless her heart, thought it was a good idea to buy 7 skeins of this, for god knows what.
The edges of that swatch were wonky as all hell, so I sewed it into a tube and called it a “high fashion” top for my build a bear. (I was literally ten)
30 Day Knitting Challenge
Day 1: What was your first finished project?
Day 2: What is currently on your needles?
Day 3: Do you have any other WIPs (works in progress)?
Day 4: How did you learn how to knit?
Day 5: How long did it take from the time your learned how to knit, to finish your first project?
Day 6: What is your favorite piece that you’ve knit?
Day 7: Your least favorite?
Day 8: What’s your most challenging project?
Day 9: What fiber or yarn do you love working with?
Day 10: Do you have a favorite pattern or designer?
Day 11: Do you have a “Knitter Hero” or someone that is just way too awesome for their own good? Do share!
Day 12: Where do you keep your stash? Post pictures!
Day 13: Do you have yarn that you love but can’t find a project for?
Day 14: What’s the worst yarn/fiber that you’ve worked with and why?
Day 15: What was your least favorite pattern and why?
Day 16: Have you ever had a knitting related injury?
Day 17: Have you ever had a project that you loved become ruined? What’s the story behind it?
Day 18: Do you knit English or Continental?
Day 19: Do you watch movies and/or listen to podcasts while knitting? What are your favorite things to knit to?
Day 20: Do you knit in public? Was anyone offended/incredibly happy/curious that you were doing so?
Day 21: Do you knit gifts for friends and family for the holidays or birthdays?
Day 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?
Day 23: If you had the supplies (and patience) for it, what project would you start today?
Day 24: Have you ever made your own pattern or dyed your own yarn? How did it turn out?
Day 25: Do you have a knitting book or a place where you keep patterns, ideas, size measurements? Post a picture of it!
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?
Day 27: How do you acquire most of yarn? Online retailers, local yarn shops, swaps, or large chain craft stores? What’s your favorite?
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?
Day 29: Do you have any tips, or things that you’ve learned from knitting?
Day 30: What’s your name on Ravelry? If you don’t have a Ravelry account, why?
I am going to be partaking in the 30 day knitting challenge starting today and throughout the month of August. I’m gonna be tagging them with “30 day knitting challenge”, so blacklist that if aren’t into those sort of posts.
Today I’m wearing a Hogwarts shirt, knitting a Weasley sweater, and listening to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. All while getting paid. Hell yeah I love my job :)
I started the back of my Weasley Sweater two nights ago, and I already have 20 inches. I should be able to reach 26 inches and start the shoulder shaping tonight!!!!
NeSpoon is a street artist from Warsaw, Poland. Her artistic focus is on the intricate patterns of lace, and breaking its granny stereotype by using it to beautify gritty urban spaces. NeSpoon calls her artistic approach the “jewellery of the public space”:
Jewellery makes people look pretty, my public jewellery has the same goal, make public places look better.
NeSpoon often uses the usual spray paint and stencils of enlarged lace patterns to produce her works on the street via
artist find at Lustik
my fans and lace baby blanket finished off and ready to be received by my mom’s friend so happy wih how it came out
Stepaside, a knitted sock pattern by Yvonne McSwiney that’s free for the month of July, 2014.