Saturday, September 21, 2013

My First Sweater

I've been doing a lot of knitting lately. It is good therapy for my shoulders. I've been knitting so much, I started getting really brave and decided to move on from small things to tackle a sweater. So I hopped on Ravelry, did a search of all 6,875 sweater patterns, and finally downloaded a beautiful cabled number. Fortunately, before I ran off to the yarn store with my credit card, I came to my senses. If I have learned nothing else in my life, I have learned that I tend to bite off more than I can chew. Tackling a beautiful cabled sweater as my very first sweater was bound to be more of a lesson in patience than a lesson in knitting. So I opted for a smaller project to make all my mistakes on, and boy am I ever glad I did. This little infant sweater is full of them, but I still think it is super cute. Too bad the only thing small enough around here to wear it is the cat. She's been hiding from me since I finished. I think she knows.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I Had to Have It

I mean really, would you have left it behind in the store? Especially given that I had the perfect spot for it in my studio bathroom? Now I laugh when I pee more often than pee when I laugh.

For those who may not recognize the object in question, here is what it would have looked like for it's intended use--a handy-dandy yarn winder.