Thursday, April 19, 2007

My First Blog Post!

I never thought I would have a blog, but here I am!


I was taught to crochet at age seven by my grandmother. All I could do was single crochet! But I made much use out of the little skills I had, creating all sorts of scarves, hats, sweater vests, purses--and all sans pattern! Then, I grew up and picked up some sticks one day when a neighbor of mine wanted to learn to crochet. He knew how to cast on and knit, so we traded secrets! Soon, I began creating all sorts of knitted items without patterns. Come to think of it, I think I've only used patterns for socks (and I rarely do that anymore). My first sweater was my own design (and not a very good one). I wore the sweater maybe twice and now it just sits pretty in my closet! I realize (now) that the sleeves were two differnt sizes and lengths (gauge problems!), and the neck too wide, and maybe it's a bit too long for its width. Needless to say, I have learned my lessons over the last few years and my self-designed sweaters are much better and much more wearable!

3 comments:

Margene said...

Welcome to Blogland! Your sweater is so cheerful and your dream roving is fabulous. Let's see it spun up.

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Welcome to blogging! It's nice to have you join us!

Mia said...

Blog on girl! And you're spinning looks great! Can't wait to see how the violets ply up!