Short Track Medal

Short Track Medal

Friday, April 13, 2007

In the Beginning......

In the Beginning...
What better way to begin my blog? I'm not even so sure that I want to do this but I am curious. I mean, I can go on all day but what about my life would be so interesting that others would actually read about it? Would various people, all out there, all over the world, rush home from work, right to their computers to see what I've posted.

Today, I had bran flakes. And a banana. And then I had another banana and a pear and yogurt. (Did I lose anyone yet?)

Let's see. I play with yarn. Isn't that interesting? I have been playing with yarn since I was in first grade. My grandmother taught me to do a chain stitch. I made a chain that was like 200 feet long. Then, in second grade, I crocheted my first single crochet. For those in the know, sc. Then, my grandmother gave me some dark red yarn. I think it was red heart. And she put small pins into a wooden spool. (Back then, they were wood, not plastic) and I made a 'horse rein'. It stayed with me until fifth grade, when I was 10. At that point, it probably was long enough to ... go around the block. It was mostly yellow but all different colors and all different yarn that she would give me from her leftovers. Then she gave me knitting needles. I must've been like 9 or 10. I went back and forth a few times. Purling was frustrating. I still have those needles and if I can figure out how to post pictures, I'll show them to you, now loyal readers. So anyway, I knit for awhile, if that's what you'll call it. When I was 10, I made my first afghan. It was dark brown, lighter brown, cream and white "OMBRE", which is what we call "VARIGATED" these days. Probably politically correct. It was all double crochet, back and forth in rows. It got fatter and skinnier at times, too but that was ok. When I was 13, I mastered the granny square. 15, doilies (ugh, haven't done that for awhile). 16, more afghans. Everyone got one. Knitting only small things, like slippers. Never a sweater. I made several million crocheted things as I moved into adulthood. Toys, sweaters, anything. I even designed my own patterns. Knitting took a back seat but it's always been in me to take out my needles and try.

This year, with the help of my friend, Elizzabetty of Elizzabetty Knits (link to page, but I don't know how to do that yet), I've been able to discover the magic of circular needles, the magic loop and other expensive hobbies like buying tons of yarn. I have been actively knitting tons of things now for several months and I must say I am pleased with the results.

My two children, nicknamed Boo (son, age 5) and Boobette (daughter, age 3 1/2) are also pleased with the results. I will show you all the things that I've made as soon as I can figure this stuff out. Should be fun.

Ok, time to post!

1 comment:

Elizzabetty said...

Welcome to the blogesphere, Punkin!!!