Lately I've been going through a lot of Firsts. I will tell you all about it next week when I'm back home and can upload some pictures. Some things really need a picture to show what words cannot, ya know. ;)
In the meantime I had these saved in my photo storage space and I figured what the heck I'll share them here. I'm tracking where I came from to better appreciate where I am.
Speaking of where I am, I've been in AnnLand since Monday. Well nearish AnnLand. If I had more time I'd go up and see if she wants to meet and all that. Maybe next time if she's up for something like that. Later this afternoon I'm driving a couple hundred miles to some other stuff even further from AnnLand and I won't be near a computer or anything. Not that I've had much time for blogging or checking emails. That's why I have been sucky at commenting/reading blogs and even replying to my own comments here. Sorry about that. What with packing and preparation to go out of town and then just being busy as heck there's been no time. But I do appreciate all of you. :D
I really miss my honey and my kitty. Traveling alone for business mostly sucks. Oh and the humidity has given me a stunning Farrah Fawcett hairdo. o.0 It would be cute if I had any control over it. :P This may help explain why southern women have big hair. Now why the crazy christian lady has big light pink hair is beyond me. You ever accidentally turn to that channel? What's up with that?
Okay, now I'm just rambling. I've been out of it for days, btw. I'm whiny too. I wanna go home. *POUT* Me Misses My Honey and Kitty!! /whine
Okay I better post what I'm going to post before I forget what the hell I'm doing here. o.0
My First Cast On: March 25, 2006
My First Knit Item: Cloth Type Thing - Made with Cotton Yarn - Started March 25, completed March 26 - This picture looks better than it actually was. Seriously. o.0
My Second Knit Thingy - Made with Cotton - completed April 3, 2006 - experiment with stockinette & Basket Weave stitch
When I first started teaching myself to knit I knew nothing of counting rows or really anything. Thankfully I'm getting better and now know about all the books and Internet resources out there so that I may improve and grow as a knitter.
Now before I got all excited about knitting I tried my hand at Crochet. That was sometime in January or so. A friend taught me how to start the chain thingy and do the basic stitch. Of which I can't remember how to do any of that at the moment. o.0 Memory loss at 31? Yup.
Here is my first Crochet item - iPod holder - For Cookie on her birthday - I was trying to make a square. It wasn't very square and I just kept going to see what would happen. Since the shape was looking kinda cuppy and it was about the size of an iPod I decided to make an iPod holder out of it. *L* I'm like an idiot savant without all that savant. :P
This is the second item I made, well it's a set actually. A hat and scarf set for TKK. She's such a good patient kitty with me and my weirdness. *L* Hmm the scarf isn't in these pictures, you'll just have to imagine it. :P
Here is the Camera case I made. I love this case and the button I made with it. It's one of those plastic holey things that you wrap yarn around to make a button. :D
It at this point it occurred to me I should get a book on crochet so I can really do something. *L*
Oddly all the things I crocheted were made without a pattern. In fact they were all attempts at making squares. o.0 Squares are hard. I just can't think that way. :P Once I saw a basic shape like a bag or whatever I tried to make it so that it actually became that item. I had no idea about counting rows or any of that stuff. *L*
After getting a book on crochet I read about how to make a different kind of stitch. This time the square came out more square than anything else. *L* This is TKK's blankey.
I think that was the last crochet type thing I made. I took a few months off from yarn stuff thanks to travel and everything else in life and once I got back to thinking about it I had forgotten everything.
Then my honey saw a book at Borders called Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter and got it for me. He thought I might like it since I had been playing with yarny stuff with the crochet and the name is just great. *L* It was about halfway through the book I became obsessed with the idea of knitting socks. o.0 I dreamed about knitting even though I had never actually seen anyone knit or had any concept really of what was involved or how it worked.
I wanted to learn to knit but thought I needed to take a class or have someone show me how to do it and I couldn't find anyone at that time who had a class open.
That's how in exasperation I decided to teach myself to knit that fateful morning in March. I didn't have a book or anything yet, but I did find knittinghelp.com. :D
Now I have lots of books and know of a TON of those nifty online resources.
I love knitting and all the unexpected treasures knitting has brought to me.
Life s good and knitting makes it even better. :D
So that's some of my firsts. Next week when I'm back home I'll show you a few more. ;)
Here's a Bonus picture of TKK wearing a Tiara and hanging out with baby Cthulhu.
Like I said good thing my kitty is a good sport about my weirdness. :P