Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Happy Knitiversary!

It has been just about a year that I started knitting and that I became Knitter. That's a capital K knitter, a lifestyle knitter! This year has been incredible. I have a new set of skills that goes back generations. I am part of something centuries old. To me it's an amazing concept. I've made numerous things with may things I still have to try (sweater I will knit you one day, and I'm looking at you too socks).

One of my very favorite things about knitting is my weekly Tuesday night knitting group. The Northside Stich N' Bitch.
This is a very wonderful diverse group of people. Every single person adds something to the group dynamic. There is always advice, incouragement, discussion, and laughter. Tonight I had a picture of us taken to help mark my Knitiversary. Here is all of us:

I love this group and hope to be a part of it for aslong as possible. Tuesday nights are the highlight of my week. Granted I love knitting so having a nice chunk of time to be able and sit and knit is reason in itself to go and brighten my week, but it really is the people I share it with that make's it special.

This year has been a journy and like the best of journeys I've learned alot, but their is always more to learn and ways for me to grow as a knitter. Some of the things I hope to accomplish in the following year are:

  • knit a sweater (maybe start with baby and dog and finish with one for me)

  • do charity knitting

  • knit socks

  • design more charts for fair-isle or duplicate stitch
So keep with me as I continue on this journey.

p.s. my yarn swift came today super excited! And in closing here is a carrot I found on a plate at work that looks like a cable needle:

1 comment:

  1. Happy Knitversary!

    I really recommend knitting socks, the first sock you knit will always be a bitch when it comes to picking up stitches, but it's so rewarding. Start with some baby sized socks that could go on a Christmas tree as decorations!

    I threw myself in the deepend with knitting my boyfriend a sweater, so far it's gorgeous and he should look great in it.

    But if you ever need help, you've just got to hit me up on facebook :) x