Do you talk about knitting and stuff?
I admitted on Twitter the other day that I have a knitting blog. My name over there is @ShutterBitch and if you’re inclined to follow, I’m pretty uncensored. I say whatever comes to mind, so that’s my only warning. Anyway, someone was looking for links to St. Louis blogs and when I sent mine, she admitted that she’d learned to knit just the previous weekend. I offered her a couple websites, told her to get on Ravelry for some inspiration, and offered to answer any questions. Then I realized I’m kinda sporadic a poster over here. I suppose I should rectify that, prove that I do care about this place, and make it my own. So I took pictures of the stash enhancement.
Sock 1 of Dad’s Whitbys
And Baby Blanket Square Hell
Five down, 20 more to go.
But that laceweight up there is calling my name. It’s 2300 yards, plenty for two projects, but I’m having a hard time deciding on which to do first. The two candidates are the Meandering Vines Shawl or the Fountain Pen Shawl. What do you think? I sort of like the heavier Meandering Vines shawl because I’m not really one to wear traditional triangular shawls. That one is more scarf-like and also doesn’t appear to be as challenging. Given that I’ve not knit with lace before, I’m a little skeered by the Fountain Pen Shawl. However, that’s the one I have needles for, and the Meandering Vines Shawl calls for holding the yarn double. If I do that then I won’t have enough for the Fountain Pen Shawl and I really want two projects out of the cone.
See the gripping life I lead? I’m also considering which socks to cast on once the second Whitby is done for my Dad. My husband needs new wool socks for his work, and what better way to support him (and get him to support my knitting hobby) than to knit him some heavy duty wool socks to keep him warm for when he’s working in a freezer all day? But boring navy stockinette doesn’t do much for my inner challenge fiend. So there’s competition for the sock knitting part of my brain.
Wow, it appears that I do have something to say. And that yes, sometimes I do talk about the knitting.