Starting the new year – creating what I want to create all year

Some people believe you should spend the 1st day of a new year doing those things you want to have in your life all year.  For me, that will be casting on a new knitting project.  I’m using stash yarn that’s very yummy and knitting Stucco by Rose Beck.  I hope that all goes well in case the belief is true so my knitting goes smoothly this year.

Last year, my first yarn/pattern combination was a major fail.  The yarn was too fine for the pattern and needle combination.  I also had trouble following the lace pattern.  In 2013, I had one other knitting oops – my Monkey Socks, pattern by Cookie A, is still in time out.

So, here’s to a new year and new (and hopefully successful) knitting adventures!

Also, check out my tips page – I just added a new video on knitting backwards.

Taking the leap! Will anyone care?

Wow!  This is harder than I imagined.  Writing something that others might actually see.  Oh, well . . . here goes.

I’ve learned so much in the 2 years since I took my 1st knitting lesson.  So much of what I’ve learned has come from blog posts and audio and video podcasts.  I feel it’s time to give back / share with others.  Or… if no one ever reads it, it’s just a place to organize my thoughts and the knitting tips I’ve found.

I’ll be trying to organize the tips I’ve found on Ravelry, the podcasts and blogs that I follow and my favorite knitting-related vendors.  I’ll share what I’m working on, the patterns I’m thinking about knitting and more.

I hope you bear with me while I sort thru this.

Thanks for reading!  Be back soon!