Knitting, Spinning, Weaving and Life

Saturday, June 16, 2007

My first post

Well here I am. I decided to start my own blog as a New Years resolution. I opened the blogger account, found myself a name, and that was the end. So now that I've let it stew for half a year, it's time to try again.

Most of my life revolves around fiber. I knit, spin and weave. What I really do best is acquire. My house does not have a single room that does not contain something fibery.

In the spirit of honesty, although I have all this STUFF in my house, I actually finish very little. If you're looking for a long list of finishe
d projects and exciting progress shots, I'd have to say you need to keep looking. If you want to feel better about your UFO's, come on over. I have one in the stash that's been aging for over 15 years. To tell the truth, at the moment I can't even find the pattern. I'm pretty sure it's from Alice Starmores Celtic Collection, but at the moment, I can't even find the book.

One project I'm currently I'm working on is the Mediterranean Lace shawl from A Gathering of Lace.
It doesn't look like much on the needles right now, I'm doing the border. That's 1532 stitches per row. But it is beautiful (if I do say so myself). I've been working on it for just over a year, with a month or two off back in November while I went through a personal crisis and did no knitting at all.

I think that's about it for a first post, except that like all good bloggers, I must conclude with my pet photo. This is Sophie, she's a Quaker Parrot. One of her favorite things to do is to sing along to Saturday afternoon opera. Unfortunately the only tune she knows is Goodnight Ladies, which we've modified to Goodnight Sophie. But what she lacks in skill and linguistic talent, she more than makes up for in enthusiasm!

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