January 19, 2006

Introduction

Just an Introduction. Who I am, What I do, Where I'm going...

I'm just a Knitty Gritty kind of girl. I ♥ to knit!


My first project was in 2000. I was browing Michael's when I found Our Best Knit Baby Afghans. I'd tried knitting before, twice to be exact. Neither time did I catch on. My knitting and crochet skills only extended to being able to do a single crochet.

Six years later, I've made: aghans, (baby and queen sized), scarves, handbags, sweaters, baby dresses. I hope to do more though. I am nearly completed with my own sweater, just need to sew the pockets and of course, the much dreaded, finishing.

But this is what I am now working on for my boyfriend. (I just completed a beanie for his big ears. *This is in NO way teasing his ears, I ♥ his big ears.*) This pattern was taken from www.knitty.com. It's called Leo and calls for Horstia Maulbeerseide Schurwolle, (whatever that is, right?). I have substituted the yarn, (which is a 50% wool and 50% silk blend), with Debbie Bliss' baby cashmerino. So far so good, though I will say, doing an entire ribbed sweater, well it's monotonous. But, Shawn always smiles at my progress and I tell him he will have to wear it til he dies. I'm glad I found a boyfriend that appreciates my handiness around the needles.

3 comments:

salix said...

Hi!

I, too, am trying to find Horstia's Maulbeerseide to knit Leo for my husband. Did the Debbie Bliss substitute work well? No one in Toronto seems to carry Maulbeerseide and I can't even find a place to order it online. *sigh*

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