Sunday, March 30, 2008


Before I actually started this blog I had the idea that I would update it with new posts a couple times a week. Now that my blog actually exists, I see how unrealistic that was for me. Between all of the things I have to do and all of the things I want to do, writing new posts is proving less progressive than planned. Which is pretty pathetic considering this is only post number two!

However, I have made some sock progress. I recently finished my second pair of socks and I really like the way they turned out. I used approximately 2 1/2 skeins of Mission Falls 1824 wool. They are a bit too thick for wearing with shoes, but they are perfect for around the house on chilly days. I also finished one sock of my first pair of lightweight socks out of Regia 4-fach haltbar sock yarn, and began a pair of Jaywalker socks out of Lorna's Laces Shepherd sock stripe in the Tuscany colorway. I love how they are looking so far (eventhough only the ribbing is done). My ultimate sock goal is to only wear and own handknit socks. I'm not sure if that is going to be possible, but it is a nice thought.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Since it seems that the latest and greatest trend in the world of crafters is having your own blog, I have decided to join the bandwagon. After long deliberation in doing so, my reasons for creating this blog are:

1. It appears like a great way to document and organize projects and ideas.

2. Useful in sharing new projects with friends.

3. My husband is most likely tired of me talking about my projects, so I can show and tell
online instead.

4. The main incentive, it looks like fun.

A few tidbits about me are, my mother is an excellent seamstress, knitter, pattern and interior designer, jewelry maker, and handyman (handywoman?), so I can't remember when I learned the basics of sewing and all that, but it was pretty early on. I also enjoy baking, I was a baker and cake decorator for nearly 5 years, and gardening. Although, as I am sure future posts will demonstrate, I am definitely a novice gardener.
I look forward to posting about new interests and projects soon.