I write stuff. Sometimes. Not very often. Also: knitting and bunnies and books. Random tangents are likely.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday Bunday: Time for Bed!

Without fail, every night when it's time for bed, we have a wild Goose chase. This is the beginning of last night's. Goose is in his hidey hole behind the chair in the living room and giving me a little attitude to kick things off. It's very "You're not the boss of me!"

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Pom-Poms make me happy.

I started knitting hard-core because of eyelash yarn. I picked up needles for the first time when I was 19 and knitted off again, on again (mostly off) for a few years, until at age 24, my stepmom brought home this funky eyelash yarn and I was intrigued. I had never seen anything like it, only having knit with Red Heart and the like. Since that first eyelash scarf 6 years ago, I have been knitting non-stop, although I've moved beyond the novelty, thankfully.

While novelty yarn isn't my favorite, there are a few exceptions. The first is Yarn Bee Infatuation. I used to make drop-stitch scarves out of this yarn for the Heartland Rabbit Rescue craft fairs when I lived in OK. It is super soft due to the nylon, kind of quirky, and always a big seller and therefore a good thing for the bunnies. Sadly, since it is a Hobby Lobby brand, I can't get it anymore since I moved to Raleigh. The second is Moda Dea Dream - so soft, but disappointingly discontinued. I still have some in my stash, but I'm hoarding it 'cause I know that it's all I'll ever have.

My newest novelty yarn crush is Red Heart Pomp-a-Doodle - little puffs of happiness on a string. I ran across it randomly at Michaels and decided to knit a few scarves for my nieces as birthday presents. Here is the result:

Each scarf only took one ball and about an hour to make. Now, I wouldn't personally wear one of these scarves myself, but I loved knitting them. My favorite colorway is the blue-green shoreline and I would like nothing better than to knit an entire coverlet out of it. Both the knitting itself and the snuggling afterward would be pure bliss. Never thought I'd be raving about pom-pom novelty yarn, but there you go. ;) Try it folks, it's perfectly delightful.

Gratuitous bunny shot: Goose in a pile of pom-poms...

On another note, I also finished this today:

The pattern is Baby Berry Hat, and I think I would have enjoyed knitting it more if I had picked different yarn (Caron Simply Soft & Bernat Berella 4 - not a fan but have sooo much of it in my stash). Very cute little hat, though.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Obligatory Introductory Post

So, new blog!

I've had a couple blogs before, a personal blog for whatever I felt like talking about, and a knitting blog, that I shared with my sister. The thing is that those blogs are horribly neglected. I think it was too much to keep up with both, so I just didn't update either. (Laziness, really.) So now I'm creating a clean slate, combining knitting and life in general into one blog. This one you're reading here: A Knitterly Life.

Why A Knitterly Life? Partly because it's fun to say "knitterly", but mostly because if I identify as anything, I identify as being a Knitter. (Yes, with a capital "K".) I'm pretty sure that if someone were to ask me "What are you?", "Who are you?", "What do you do?", my first instinct would be "I knit. I am a knitter." Knitters are pretty awesome, right?

I'm other things too: crocheter, crafter, woman, citizen, scientist, bunny slave, etc. But because I identify as being a knitter first and foremost, this blog will have a lot of knitting in it, perhaps plied with all the other things that make me happy and maybe a little of those things that don't, depending what's occupying my mind. Mostly, this is my happy place to share, so welcome to those few of you who may stop by to visit from time to time!

(Oh, and please excuse the dust *cough* as I build up this blog, adding links, and such. It is very "clean slate" at the moment.)

~ Meg