Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Looklooklook! I'm knitting!

So in order to have a non-eating thing to do with my hands, and because I'd like to be the sort of a person who makes things, I have recently taken up knitting. Well, actually, I picked up my drop spindle and some roving, and made some yarn, and then realized that in all the years I have been an on-and-off spinner, I have never actually set my yarn, let alone made anything out of it. So I bought the (surprisingly crappy) Klutz learn-to-knit book, then watched some videos of people casting on until I got it. Being the sort of a person who I am, I have bought a few knitting books and checked an ungodly number of them out of the library . . . oh yeah! And I knitted some stuff!

If I could successfully post my flikr pictures, you would see Meema's Felted Marsupial Tote from Stitch n' Bitch, and it is going to be fulled/felted in the washing machine after I knit the baby pouch that goes inside. And then it is going to be my beach bag this summer! By the by, when I picked out the colorways at the store, I was thinking, "Sunshine! Spring! Yay!" but the choice to make the body out of yellow and the top out of green sort of created a vegetablish effect. But I have embraced the vegetablosity by christening mine the Butternut Squash Marsupial Tote. Of course.

Anyhow, I'm going to go poke Ravelry some more instead of, you know, doing homework, or cleaning my room . . .

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