Guess what today is? It's the anniversary of the first day I started knitting. :D
Last year at 6:00 am I couldn't take it anymore and HAD to start knitting. I kinda wrote about that fateful day and how I got started with knitting on this post here. It also includes my first cast on and a few other things. *L*
I'm still very much in love with knitting and even though I've had some heartbreaks and life lessons. There have been far more wins than losses in the first year of my journey. The Bunny Bag was a great experience. As was the Bitchin' Mittens for which I won a prize for most Unique design. *L* I think if I had to choose my favorite thing I've knit so far it would be my Pink Dream Socks. Yummy Yarn makes everything better. :D
I've also met some really wonderful people in the last year. Y'all know who you are. Online and in person and in a few cases both. Still have lots to get to know and get to know better. :D Knitting has also allowed me to connect with my best friend on a different level. She's always made me magical yarny things and I never understood how a person could do that. It seriously seemed beyond my brain, until I just picked up some yarn and got started one day. Now we can share the magical yarny knitting world and it's so much fun! :D
I've also learned that not all knitters are the peachy keen perfect people some people would have you believe all knitters are. We're just people and as we all know people have a great capacity to suck ass. Anyone that tells you otherwise likely has something to sell you or is off their rocker a bit and thinks they can hide their own flaws in the wool. Nope. Still humans.
Well not me. I'm an Otter. :P
Crazy Knitters can't hold back any of the fun associated with knitting though. They'd be crazy even if they didn't play with yarn so what's it matter. *L*
It's been a GREAT year. I can't believe I ever didn't knit. Odd how it's become such a part of who I am. What the hell did my hands do before I knit? It boggles my mind. *L*
Here's the first thing I cast onto, knit and bound off on, one year later. It's my Swatch Cloth. Heh
Here it is in progress.
Funny how it kept getting wider and wider and all those lacy holes. I'm a freakin' genius! :P
I actually cast onto that last year on this date. Cookie suggested I go get some Bamboo needles and gave me several pointers since I was still confused and without a book, a lesson or a brain. I ran right out and got those needles and got started... and here we are today. *smile*
I can't wait to see what this next year holds for my knitting. :D