Sweater Adventure!

So, yes, I have been knitting for 10 years and have never knitted a sweater. (Okay, okay, that’s a lie, but the last one I tried to make turned out ginormous, and I was afraid to try anything again for fear of wasting a ton of yarn on something I would never wear.) It always seemed too complicated and honestly, I’m lazy. Then I started getting a little bored with scarves and hats and more scarves and more hats, so it’s time to up the ante a little and try something new. I came across this pattern in Knitscene Fall 2013, “The Rock Candy Pullover” from Talitha Kuomi. It’s simple yet elegant style really fits what I was looking for, and the measurements seem to actually match up with my own. Rare! So, I’ve casted on, using Cascade Venezia Worsted, and so far so good.

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This is the first time I’ve tried this yarn and it’s really been knitting up nice, and my gauge swatch came out even softer after washing and blocking, I’m looking forward to the finished project! I may even actually wear it. Hooray!

First Official Post

So, it’s been a 100 degrees or hotter here, and so naturally I decide I’m going to start a knitting blog. It’s as good a time as any, yeah? 

My goals for this blog are mostly to keep track of my knitting projects, as well as offer my thoughts on the patterns and yarns that I happen to be using, and if that helps someone else out, than all the better.

I’ve been knitting on and off for about 10 years. When my grandmother first taught me to knit, I didn’t really stick with it, until a few years later, and now I’m obsessed! Honestly, I started getting back into it to make myself feel less guilty about the amount of TV that I’ve been watching…if I knit while I watch all 8 seasons of Supernatural on Netflix, it’s being productive, right?

So, here’s to the first post! The next one will actually have some knitting in it, I promise.