Saturday, January 16, 2010

Finished "Friday Night Knitting Club" after going to a Friday Night Knitting Club....Dorky!

So, after reading ``The Friday Night Knitting Club``, I felt inspired to do what I didn`t have the nerve to do before - go to the Urban Yarns Stitch n` Bitch. Being a Friday night, I thought that would be an excellent way to finish off the week. My coworkers loved it when I said that I, a 27 yr old would be going to a knitting club on a Friday night. Kim even said ``There`ll only be a bunch of old ladies there, won`t there?"

Sure enough, 99% of women that showed up were under 40, and show up they did! We were packed into that tiny little space. Glad I got there on time to get a seat!

The hard thing about social knitting - it focusses more on the social, rather on the knitting...I need to learn how to multitask, as I ripped up Mrs. Lidster's mittens three times, and now the I cord cast on looks like crap. Unlike the woman next to me, who can fly, and who can apparently read and knit at the same time.

Dare to dream, Ashley, dare to dream. Just imagine - I could finish all of my books on my list, AND finish my stash this year? Maybe?

Finishing the book this afternoon was sad, but a great quote:

"Every knitter stitches with love. Why else would we create? Especially in a world that doesn't need homemade anything. That's when we need homemade everything."

That's why I knit!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Yet another Blog...

So, I've decided to create yet another blog...mostly because the boyfriend does not want to hear my knitting chatter - colours, gauge, stitches, patterns.

I am relatively beginner - I've been at it for about 5 years, but had learned orginally in the back of the truck with my poor mother wrenched around the seat to show us how to knit on our way camping Jasper. Using metal needles, slippery wool, and the movement of the truck made a very "holey" first couple of knits.

I really enjoy knitting now. I could say I love it, but it's more the colours and textures of all the wool in the wool shop that I love. I could spend hours in there. It bugs me when I don't have a project in mind, especially when I go traveling, and have to visit a wool store. Then I find a wool that I'm not sure I can live much do you get when you don't know what you're knitting? Ahh, the stress.

So, of course, like majority of knitters, my stash is pretty big for my small little suite in Vancouver. A large Ikea basket and a shopping bag full - and that is cleaned out and organized. You know you're obsessed when the perfect day off is excitedly spent taking photos of every single skein of wool I own so I can categorize it and show it off on Ravelry - my favorite site in the world!

As it's 2010 - and I do a lot of this knitting stuff - and want to do even more - so as a way of keeping track for myself, I thought I would do this blog. Dorky - I know. Read it if you want.
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