Monday, July 16, 2007

the first ever

I am completely new to blogging. I've always thought it was a little presumptuous of me to assume my day-to-day life was so interesting that I needed to type it up and share it with anyone. After all, as a stay-at-home mom, what could I be doing that hundreds of other moms aren't?

Then it came to my attention that there were plenty of moms doing just this -- who doesn't have a capacity to overly gush about their kidlets? -- but that the moms I was reading about were also knitting! Could child-rearing be considered a hobby? Because if so, the primary blogs I've been lurking on are a perfect blend of my favorite hobbies: parenting and knitting.

Once I started pointing and clicking, the marriage of knitting and blogs was understood. The online knitting was much different than what I was seeing in not-so-local LYS. And because I have no LYS nor any regularly knitting friends, these blogs were opening my eyes to new friends, new patterns, and the crazes of Jaywalkers, Monkeys, Saharas, and of course, Ravelry.

I received my Ravelry invite last week and needless to say, my days (and nights!) have been consumed with uploading pictures of my stash, admiring others' stashes, picking things out for my queue, and making friends! While waiting for my aging iBook to process my requests, I've made some progress on my Priscilla's Dream Socks from Interweave Knit's
Favorite Socks. The sock yarn is Yarn Pirate in the Rosie colorway. I was trying to make Sandra's Charade socks with this yarn, but my gauge was SO off and after the second frogging, I decided to do something that was a bit more, um, gauge-proof. The 2x2 rib is the perfect project for computer-side knitting. I did prefer the striping at the cuff of the sock over the pooling spiral in the leg. It almost has a retro tube sock effect, doesn't it?


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peaknits said...

Thank you for coming by and commenting on my saartje's booties! I am having some serious pooling issues with my own Charardes - but I think I am just going to go forth:) I have some rosie in my stash - love it! I may try the Roza's socks pattern from Interweave - we'll see - I have a queue an arm long!

Sarah said...

Oh, I am so glad you decided to start posting! You will love it here.

: )