Friday, March 22, 2002

Blogger is driving me crazy! If I had known how tough it was to log in during "prime time" I would've done this differently. I can only log in one out of every 20-30 tries, and half the time when I do log in, it all hangs when I try to publish. Argh!!
Well, I didn't knit last night either. What is going on? Could it be that as soon as I've decided to write about my knitting I've stopped doing it? I don't think so. I've just been doing some of those other things I've neglected lately. Replying to emails, cleaning the apartment, playing with the cat. Convincing my sweetie that I MUST go to Smiley's Yarn Riot tomorrow. I haven't mentioned that it'll probably take about 30-40 minutes on the subway. Sssssh.

If you're reading this, it's a good sign - I finally got the courage to actually TELL anyone my blog exists! On one hand I love the idea and I'm as much of an egotist as anyone else in thinking other people want to read what I have to say. On the other hand, I'm terrified that people will think I'm just an amazing dork, or worse - a dull one! Hopefully you don't, but if you do - spare my fragile ego and keep it to yourself! And I have to throw some thanks to Dangerous Chunky - hers was the first knitting blog I stumbled across, and her nice note today convinced me to "go public."

So far the blog is pretty spare, but I plan to dress it up some in the coming days. I'll try and add some pictures, and the ever-popular "about me" section. More links, too. Of course, I'm stealing most of them from everyone else's blogs. ;-)

Thursday, March 21, 2002

Well, I've got a few minutes to spare here at work, so I am being bad and posting in my blog. Not that anyone's actually reading it at this point. And not that I have anything to say. Hmm, actually I guess that's a good combination. I didn't knit at all last night (because I was busy setting up this blog) so I guess I will have to do double-duty tonight.

Wednesday, March 20, 2002

OK, so after weeks of reading people's knitting blogs, I couldn't resist doing my own. I don't know if I'll be quite as prolific as some other people (Dangerous Chunky!) but I'll at least do my best to keep it entertaining. I'm still playing with the template, so don't be too attached or too appalled by the page design!

So, want to see the first few things I ever knitted? Sure ya do.

OK, first was the pink baby sweater. Now the interesting thing about this is that I intended to give it to my cousin who had just had a baby girl, but somehow I never got over to see her and now the sweater will be too small for the baby. So it sits around my apartment not quite knowing what to do.

The sage sweater, from the same pattern (in the Vogue Baby Gifts book) was more successful. This one actually made it down to Florida for my friends Jeffrey and Lauren to give to their new baby, Dylan. In case anyone wonders, both sweaters are knitted in Tahki Cotton Classic, because the Rowan silk-cotton suggested in the pattern seemed rather pricey for baby sweaters that are going to get spat up on. The gauge was not quite right so I had to fudge it (with help from the ladies at my LYS) but I think they came out pretty nice in the end.

After sweaters, I moved on to fruit caps! These were for my sweetheart's little nieces and nephew in Missouri. I used Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted and totally loved it - lots of yardage, nice to work with.

Well, that's all I have pictures of right now, and frankly I don't really feel like writing anymore. See you tomorrow, I hope!