Sunday, November 15, 2009
Where to start?
Welcome! I can talk about knitting all day long, but where to start? I love to knit and am really excited about my Etsy online shop, Yard By Yard Knits (http://YardByYardKnits.etsy.com). I just participated in my first craft fair last week and am hoping to do more in the spring or summer.
What inspires me? Textures, colors, shapes, intricate patterns. If you visit my shop, you will notice that I use a many different yarns and lean towards soft, textured yarns. Perhaps it's my wool allergy. While I can knit with wool, I still have memories (nightmares?) of hives breaking out on my face after laying on a wool rug many years ago!
What do I like to knit? Just about anything! I love making things for other people and have only kept one scarf for myself! Baby items are probably my favorite. I've realized recently that I really love sophisticated, vintage-style baby clothes and have a ton of sweater patterns on my list to try.
I'm also starting to work on some dog sweaters! I am 100% a cat person, but my kitty keeps herself fairly toasty without needing a sweater - and these dog sweaters are too cute to pass up. Unfortunately, my cat doesn't provide me with good measurements for my dog sweaters, so it's a little slower going than I had hoped.
So many things to try and only so much time in the day to knit! It's quite the addiction I have to admit! I think other knitters will agree!