I'm not sure what is inspring me to start this blog. I've really gotten into my knitting again lately and am really loving all of the knitting blogs out there. What I find though is that a lot of those blogs don't really speak to me. I love them, they produce beautiful work and they are fun to read, but they aren't my kind of knitters. I'm sloppy, I lose my knitting needles on a daily basis, I once stepped on a needle and stabbed my foot with about 1 inch of knitting needle (OUCH), and my yarn stash looks like a tornado ran through it. In addition my knitting can be sloppy. The other day I was working on Legwarmies and was just doing the finishing. I was using a needle to hide my ends. Then I grabbed the scissors to snip off the end of the yarn. Not only did I snip off the yarn, but I also snipped out some of the stitches from the other side of my work. I couldn't believe how stupid that was. So me, instead of backtracking and redoing the work, I just decided to sew up those stitches. I mean after all the Legwarmies were only for my 2 year old niece. Would she really care that I sewed up the snipped stitches rather than redid them? Of course not. But I tend to think that all other knitters would take the time to unravel to the row they snipped out and fix their mistake. Am I wrong? Have any of you fudged some stuff like that??? Let's not even get into my version of seaming! That is another whole blog post! As soon as I figure out how to add photos to this darned blog I'll post a photo of the Legwarmies.
Oh never mind I think I just figured it out! Here are the Legwarmies. Can you tell I messed up and fudged it????
My knitting news for today is that I just bought my first skein of yarn EVER online! I saw this pattern for Ribbit and knew I had to make him. I really wanted to try some new things and some new yarn. So I bought the Spud & Chloe Sweater yarn at Jimmy Beans Wool. The yarn is beautiful. After I ordered I received a coupon with my receipt for free shipping on my next order if I order by 4/30/10. I'll definitely be finding something else I need! The yarn was $12.40 and the shipping was $4.00. My total order was $16.40. Okay I don't usually spend that much on yarn, but it was kind of fun! I can't wait to check it out!