25 October, 2007

For the love of Ravelry

I'm in big trouble. When I began this blog, I was knitting full time, listening to books on tape while completing fun knitting commissions. The commissions have dwindled (as I knew they would; ebb and flow,) and I've taken up a day job.

Composing and posting nuggets about my life, knitterly or no, was a way to force a break from my long knitting hours. Now, after work and on my days off, all I want to do is knit.

Then I got my invite to Ravelry.

I logged on, wrote a little about myself, posted a few WIPs, and dove right into the groups. I found more that a dozen groups I was interested in, and can't stop checking in to see what they're talking about. I can still knit while I read the forums, but the hours fly by, and I'm finding myself there every time I'm on the computer.

There's my disclaimer about the total lack of communication from your friend, alice/bean. Without further ado, a short list of my current and soon-to-be conquests:

At the beginning of the month, I visited my oldest and best friend in Santa Fe, NM and got to go to the Taos Wool Festival. I found this wool/mohair blend that somehow feels like angora and used it for a Christmas commission. I made a moebius shawl that I love so much, I'll have to get more of this yarn to make myself one.

I've put away my chevron striped skirt for the time being, as the yarn is still screaming to be a cardigan, and I can't bring myself to impose my will on another living being. At the moment, I'm knitting myself a shortsleeve sweater out of Rowan Cotton Tape.

I want it to feel like a sweatshirt with the arms cut off. It's very cozy so far, and I think I might duplicate stitch a design onto the back.... maybe.

I hope I can integrate all these changes in my knitterly life soon. I have been neglectful of the imp in me that needs to write this stuff down. I will have to find a way to live with both a job and Ravelry; neither seems to be going away anytime soon.

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