I have finally finished those orange socks that were intended as my girlfriend’s Christmas present. At least she gets them in time for Valentine’s Day!
I think that they turned out pretty well, they are blocking as we speak.
I made the pattern up myself, which could have turned out interestingly, but luckily it went well (for the most part! - at one point, I forgot to write down an important number to make the socks match, but I figured it out).
And speaking of designing patterns, I got my first official pattern tester today! The first (and only) pattern that I have designed so far, which you can find here, “Dad’s Sunglasses Case,” had never been done by anyone but myself, so I decided to post it in a Pattern Testing Group on Ravelry. I though that this would be a good way to gain exposure, as well as to flush out any kinks in the pattern. I posted that well over a week ago, and hadn’t heard anything until today! A lovely person named Elizabeth in the UK said she would test the pattern for me, and I am really excited to see how it turns out!
Exciting news! I’ve just published the pattern I wrote up for the JDRF Mittens I made! (see original post here.) In case you’ve forgotten, this is what they look like:
I’ve listed them as free in the Ravelry database, but a suggested minimum donation of $5.00 is listed if you wish to download or use the pattern. To donate to JDRF, you can visit their website here.
Thanks again for your support!
My yarn stash at the moment, organized (somewhat) by colour. I’ve decided to update my Ravelry stash.
How did I learn to knit?
Well, the first time I ever picked up knitting needles was when I was around seven years old. My mom, my aunt, my brother and I were traveling to my grandparents’ house, and on the way we stopped at a big garage sale, as we often did, to see if there was anything cool we could bring with us. My pick for the day was an old knitting starter kit, with a how-to-knit book, a pair of plastic needles, and some string. I fooled around with this in the car for a while, but didn’t get far. When I got to my grandparents’ house, my Oma (grandma) explained it a little bit better, then tried to teach me how to crochet. This was when I made my first ever scarf.
More recently, in grade nine, I learned that a few people in my group of friends knit, and went to knitting club at my school, so I decided to join in! This is when I began knitting recognizable objects. Since then, I haven’t been able to put my needles down, and have completed 50 more projects!