Day 2

Blog about a pattern or project which you aspire to. Whether it happens to be because the skills needed are ones which you have not yet acquired, or just because it seems like a huge undertaking of time and dedication, most people feel they still have something to aspire to in their craft. If you don’t feel like you have any left of the mountain of learning yet to climb, say so!

SO many people are joining in on this! It's so exciting and fun to read everyone's stories!

Well I'm the type of person who if I see something I want to do, and it probably won't take alot of time, I'll do it. (like with the Mini K-9 pattern ) When I see something that strikes my fancy, I'll stick it on my queue list, or bookmark the page. So-far, my queue has projects of the cute and nerdy variety(which will filled with more once school is over), but soon I hope to stick a nice cabled sweater on there. I LOVE knitting cables, so when ever I get around to finding that perfect pattern, and buying yarn... and getting the proper needles needed for gauge, I'll be delighted.

Day 1

Starting Out
How and when did you begin knitting/crocheting? was it a skill passed down through generations of your family, or something you learned from Knitting For Dummies? What or who made you pick up the needles/hook for the first time? Was it the celebrity knitting ‘trend’ or your great aunt Hilda?

Well I started crocheting when I was about 7 years old. My grandmother was getting ready for a trip and was crocheting up some little brightly colored tags for her luggage. Now I've seen her crochet before, but I wanted to try my own, so I can put a colorful tag on my backpack for school. She showed me how to make chains, and that's all I wanted to do for the longest.

Knitting is something I taught myself. My great-great grandmother knitted ALOT. As a child I'd go over her house and play with all the needles of various sizes and 'knit like GrammaJean' which to a 4 year old was take two needles, and spin the yarn like spaghetti.

When I was 16, I was searching around on the internet, and discovered amigurumi. I wanted to make something adorable and simple, so I picked Nimoe's cupcake tutorial It took about a month, but I made a cupcake for my grandma.

Now it's not perfect, but I made it, and she loves it! I then decided to make scarves, then I stopped, to properly pick up knitting. I was looking around and discovered, the next day I went to Joann's, bought some white and black yarn, and a 'Teach Yourself Knitting' kit, then sat in front of the computer for a few hours learning the English Method. I produced some wonky knit stitches with varying tension, but I wasn't going to give up, I kept going... then I decided to try Continental. I was much faster with Continental style, and my stitches looked nicer, but still wonky. I'd take my knitting to school to knit during my second period science class(as I was pretty much the TA). The teachers were impressed, the fellow students would say things like 'Why are you doing that, you can buy a scarf at -insert chain store here-' or 'only grandmothers knit!' But did that stop me? ...A little. I would knit in private at school, but after graduating, I didn't care anymore and stopped for a while.

Last year, I was trying to knit my younger sister a scarf as a Christmas present in mid-December when I re-connected with one of my cosplay buddies. Come to find out, she knits as well, so we met up at a bookstore to pump out our gifts for friends. Now when we're together, we'll be working on various projects, and teaching each other new things.

First Post!

Decided to start up a crafting blog despite being a deliquient on my penpaling blog >__> Going to show progress and finished objects from various things I've knitted sewn and crocheted.

If I'm not entirely lazy, I'll be participating on this fun endeavor.
Knitting-Crochet Blog Week