Monday, May 25, 2009

Hello, World

This is my attempt to dive headfirst into a new fad: blogging. While I realize this fad isn't exactly "new," my last attempts at blogging were my petty middle-school mumblings on my Xanga... Needless to say, I've been a little off the bandwagon as of late. 

SO!!! On to the good stuff: why I'm babbling on the internet to no apparent audience: 

MY PURPOSE: learn to knit.

I am (just barely) 18, living in Austin, Texas, and ready to ship out to Nashville, Tennessee to attend Vanderbilt University in the fall. 

I am also obsessed with knitting and crocheting. 

This obsession hints that I already know how to knit and crochet (which I do), so you might wonder why I'm blogging about "learning to knit." I knit all the time, but I haven't really ventured into the big world of possibilities that is knitting/crocheting, mostly sticking to simple stuff like blankets and scarves. I have made a few hats, one pair of socks, and a messenger bag, but that's about it. Thus, I know more than most but not nearly as much as many about the fiber arts. 

In my attempt to learn more, I have found LOADS of blogs, lessons, forums, and helpful resources for people just starting to knit (stuff like how-to-purl, the difference between wool and acrylic yarn, the joys of circular needles, and what to do when your cast-on edge looks funny), which I don't really need anymore. I have also found a bunch of patterns, blogs, forums, etc. for knitting veterans that I can barely begin to comprehend. I concluded that what the internet needs is something in the middle: me. 

And SO!! I come to my purpose. 

This blog will be a documentation of my knitting/crocheting adventures; as I try new things, techniques, and patterns, I will post pictures and comments of my current projects, problems I have encountered, and my methods for overcoming those obstacles. 

This blog will be mostly for my own benefit, so I can track my progress and look back in a year and say "Gee whiz, look how far I've come!!!" I wouldn't mind, however, if other people read or learned from this blog. If you like it, let me know. If you have helpful tips for how to get out of the pickle-of-the-day, please comment. I'd love to hear from you and benefit from your feedback, so drop me a line. :-)

It is quite ridiculous how excited I am to advance my skills and become the best knitter I can be. I've caught a glimpse of the immense possibilities, and I can't wait to get started. :D


1 comment:

  1. Hey, your blog seems interesting so far :-) I can't wait to read about your experiences in the knitting world.

    I knit too. :-)