Wow! Thanks for the overwhelming response to yesterday’s musings on knitting and crochet. You guys are awesome! I could see how either knitting or crochet would be a welcome change of pace from sewing, especially now that sewing is my life’s work! (Which I wouldn’t change for the world!) It’s relaxing and portable, so I could knit anywhere. It would give me something to do with my hands while watching tv or taking the train. And like sewing, there is a whole community of awesome, helpful knitty people out there!
I also appreciate all the comments in favor of not knitting. It makes sense to stick with what you know and what you’re good at.
Right now I want to keep the momentum going on the pattern business, anything that slows down progress there is not a good thing! Like a few of you said, I need another hobby like a hole in the head.
Plus, I have expensive taste in fabric, it’s likely that I will have expensive taste in yarn as well. I’m with Indigorchid in the “nice yarn is totally worth it and makes the end product look so much better”- camp. And there’s only so much space in the Sewaholic household for more craft supplies… especially as the pattern business grows! (Mr Sewaholic agrees. Especially since we have patterns taking over the dining room and living room right now!)
I did join Ravelry though, as TasiaKnits – come be my friend!
Things that rock about Ravelry at first glance:
- Yarn reviews. Does it pill? That’s my main concern. If I spend hours (days? months? years?) making something it better not get pilly on me.
- Free patterns! Yay! Soooo many cute knitty hats. Exactly what I wanted!
- As soon as I signed up, a complete stranger sent me a welcome message. Knitters (like sewists) are awesome too!
- It finds your closest yarn shops. How awesome is that? Talk about feeding the addiction!
- There are fun abbreviations for knitting, too. LYS – local yarn shop! If I do take up knitting, I’ll have to build a KNITionary as well.
- It’s really, really inspiring. You could spend hours just looking at the patterns and the finished projects (and secretly wishing you could just message someone with ‘make me one!’ )
I think if I do get into knitting, I’ll start with things that don’t have to fit. Hats, scarves, loopy cowls – that way I get the feel of knitting and see if I like it. Plus then I’ll see results, fast!
Speaking of results – here’s what I’ve been up to this weekend:
- I caught up on my blog reading. Whew! You guys have been BUSY.
- I’m hard at work on the next pattern for Sewaholic Patterns. More on the next pattern soon!
Things that didn’t happen yet, that I’m hoping to tackle today:
- Mastering the neck opening on Mr Sewaholic’s shirt. I couldn’t get his attention long enough to get a muslin on him again and correct the fit. Today, hopefully. It’s getting very close to Christmas!
Well, that’s it for me! I hope to have a Christmas Shirt Update for tomorrow. Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend so far!