Monday, December 20, 2004

Success!

preventing brain lopsidosis

Well, I completed my first 2 knitting projects and they were a success! Now everyone in my family either wants to learn to knit or wants me to make them something. I made 2 hats for my cousin and she absolutely loved them. One hat I'm making again for myself. It was a plain white knit hat made with chunky yarn. I weaved a ribbon through the stitches around the circumference of the hat (like a belt through belt loops). It's really cute, you can change ribbon colors for whatever you are wearing (that was her idea).

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Small world

preventing brain lopsidosis

I went to my first knitting meeting today. It's a group in Kansas City organized through Meetup.com I have a social anxiety so I though I would try it and try to be more social. Just sit, talk and knit. I got a lot more than I ever expected. My cousin who hasn't seen me since I was 8 months old was one of the organizers of the meeting. We had basically forgot each other existed. I don't know hardly any one on my father's side of the family. This was truly an amazing event. My mother taught her to knit when she was 9, which COMPLETELY blows my mind since I've never thought of my mom as a creative person, nor did I know that she knows how to knit. I am so excited to continue attending the knitting meetings and to get to know my new found family member. By the way, my first hat was a bust. I was so excited when I finished it. When I tried it on I realized it was about 2 sizes too small, so hat deuce is in the process. I would be done if I wouldn't have lost my darning needle. Grrr

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

and we begin

I had no idea what a blog was till the election. People blogging like crazy (or so I was told). This blog is like therapy for me. I use the right side of my brain way to much, so now it's time to give my left side some attention. I've completely fallen in love with knitting and I hope to use this site to track my progress. My first hat is coming soon!