After a year-long hiatus, I have once again picked up my crochet hook and knitting needles. I must say, it feels wonderful to be back at these calming pursuits. Since many bloggers combine the love of books with the love of yarncraft, I decided I would add a page here to keep readers up to date on my yarning projects. Enjoy! If you, too, are a yarning book blogger, or a reading yarn blogger, drop me an e-mail! I'd love to come visit your blog.
The historic "Christmas Blanket" (so named by the SuperToddler), begun in December 2011, and finished almost exactly a month later, in January 2012.
Baby blankets for charity! Three cheers for St. Paul's Episcopal Church and its dedicated Yarn Crafters, for making this a priority, and for letting me join their ranks. It's a gift that makes everybody involved happy!
Though my mother taught me to crochet many years ago, she never learned to knit, and it wasn't until about three years ago that I decided I wanted to be able to do both. At that time, I sat down and made a valiant effort, but it wasn't really working for me. I'm known for my very uniform but very TIGHT crochet stitches, and you simply can't knit that tightly without eventually sabotaging your own work. Just yesterday, however, I decided I had to sit down and tackle this again. So far, my second attempt ever at a very simple, stockinette stitch scarf is coming along much better than my even simpler first attempt at a garter stitch scarf did. Fingers crossed!
Update (December 27, 2011):
Well, it's nice to finally know that I'm not doing anything wrong, at least, and that stockinette just...curls like that. Does it to everybody. That would-be scarf got "tink"ed (i.e. ripped out, un-knit; "tink" is just "knit" backwards). The same yarn is now making a lovely scarf from K1P1 ribbing that LIES FLAT. Hurray for YouTube; it can teach you how to do pretty much anything.
Yarn Along Posts
Yarn Along is a meme hosted by Ginny at Small Things. Be sure to check it out; there are a lot of great yarners and readers over there every week! Meanwhile, thanks to Ginny for inspiring me to get back to my hooks and needles.
January 24--First finished object (FO) of 2012! Ze Christmas blanket, she is completed!!
February 15--Three more FOs! Baby blankets 1, 2, and 3 are a big hit (with my most biased fans, the Good Man and the SuperToddler, at least)!
February 22--Baby blanket 4 is done!