Monday, February 2, 2009

An Explination

Recently someone pointed out to me that they know I like to knit, but never see me wear any knitted items. The truth of the matter is that I actually don’t own a single sweater. I started knitting a sweater in February (2008) and have yet to finish it. At this point, there is a back piece and halves of the two front pieces. I keep putting it down though because it gets boring. I like to FINISH projects. That’s why I’ve made a bunch of hats and fingerless gloves. Little projects that I can finish in a reasonable amount of time. Also, when you make bigger projects you need more yarn for it, which adds up very quickly. I am a poor grad student and I would rather shell out a few bucks here and there instead of a ton all at once for something that isn’t going to be done soon. Additionally, after reading about ease (fit) of garments in Stitch ‘n Bitch Nation I realize that the sweater I am making is probably going to be too small (unless I lose weight before it’s finished). I also don’t have a lot of knitted things because I give them to friends and my sisters. I’ve made multiple hats and such for multiple friends and some dishcloths for one of my former coworkers (which we will NOT discuss, knitting dishcloths goes against my knitting beliefs). Actually, I’m getting to the point where I think I want to graduate school just so I can have more time to knit.
Here though, are some pictures of things I have made which I have kept for myself and actually wear. With the exception of the wig, that’s only a once or twice a year thing, and yes, there are two pictures of that mostly because I love the cowboy ;-)


  1. Well the cowboy loves Cleopatra (the wig and the woman wearing it). By the way, the fishy hat form your next blog (I'm reading after it has already been posted) is so cool. I want one. Badly. Well, not that badly, but still.

  2. Ask me nicely and maybe I'll make it for you :-P