Experienced knitters don't make fewer mistakes than new knitters. They make bigger ones faster.

- Yarn Harlot -

Sunday, February 3, 2013

2013's First WIPs to FOs

What you're looking at here are the 2 oldest WIPs in my knitting. According to Ravely, I started the Jaywalker socks in May 2011. According to my notebook, I finished the first sock in January 2012. And I just finished weaving in the ends tonight. The mitts are a similar story.

My question is: Really? How? How many projects have I started and finished in this time? What about these projects made them so difficult to finish? I know the issue with the mitts. They were boring. They were basically like socks. However, when i found them in the WIP wasteland behind the couch, do you know what the only thing I needed to do was? Knit the thumbs, and weave in the ends. It took literally 30 minutes. I could have been enjoying these half of last winter and all of this winter. So now that they're done, they stay in my bag so I have them in the car or office, since we all know offices are FREEZING.

The socks are another issue. They had a pattern, so it wasn't just a ton of stockinette. When I pulled these out, I was already past the heel of the second sock. I wear a women's size 6 so it really wasn't that much to knit. However, I have not tried on these socks though, and many people have mentioned fit issues. So there may be an update to this post where i'm either cheering or crying over the 18-month-iversary socks.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

2013 Comeback

With a sort of hectic work schedule I started, this blog unfortunately went by the wayside. I've been doing fairly cool things craft-wise, but of course there is little proof of that. Except for the shopping.

This is my most recent purchase from a yarn shop in Griffith, IN called Spinning Yarns ( www.spinninyarns.com). It's been open for a few years but I never felt like driving out to Griffith from my parents' house. Boy was I missing out! I chatted with the owner for a bit and she said she's grown quite a bit in the past year, which is great to hear. There are only 2 LYS in that area that I know of, so it's great to hear her business is expanding. Oh and that bottom skein of maroon yarn, there are 8 more along with it. She gave me a great discount if I bought the whole lot. And she carries KnitPicks, so I love her!

I've also sold a few items over the holidays. One of my coworkers told me her church was doing a craft fair and asked if I wanted to give her anything to sell, and I said of course! I had made a bunch of flowered headbands and gave those to her and she said she sold quite a few. I've also made a couple jewelry sales at work, so hopefully that will keep up. This is also a little motivation to restock my Etsy store and actually try to maintain it.

Hopefully with this new schedule, I'll have the energy to do that.