This is mostly a knitting blog. Sometimes pictures of things I've made, sometimes not. I'm a guy who knits, I usually attend a men's stitch 'n' bitch on Monday nights, and I prefer natural fibres to artificial ones. I have a love-hate relationship with bamboo yarns: I love what they can do and how they look, I hate how they are made. I've been knitting since about 2003, though I really didn't get into it until 2005, while convelescing with a broken leg. I must have discovered something good, 'cause I'm still knitting years later.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Blogging Ideas

One of the (many) things I beat myself up about is that I don't post very often. I try for once a week, and am lucky if I get two posts up in a single week. Partly it's because I don't currently have internet access at home, and partly I feel that if I don't post with a picture (or two or three or more) then this isn't worth reading.

Last night at the knit night at Stitch House, I was speaking with a woman who suggested WIP Wednesdays and FO Fridays and other themed days. I've done something like this in my LiveJournal blog, having a themes on certain days, such as Thursday Randomocity. I'm not sure I can have a finished object each Friday. I am not a speed knitter, and have so many projects on the needles at any given time that sometimes I sit in my room, surrounded by various works in progress and try to figure out which one I want to work on at a given time. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed that the best I can do is get some ice cream and look through my stash.

But it's worth a shot. If I give myself some regular themes, I might get more posts up. Oh, and how about Stash Saturdays (or Sundays) when I feature some yarn from my stash and talk about what I want to do with it? Of course, a small part of my brain is telling me that blogging is the ultimate exercise in egoism, but I still enjoy it.

OK, enough egoising. Since it's Saturday, logically it should be Stash day, but since I'm house-sitting for friends, my stash is nowhere near where I am. So some finished objects.
The fourth version of the Noro Striped Scarf, this made of Noro Kureyon instead of Silk Garden.

A detail of the Noro scarf. I really love the red and purples mixed with the various shades of grey in this stretch of the scarf.

A Tychus Hat. I always want to type "tuchus"; go fig. This is made of chunky Malabrigo. It's really H U G E, and think it might be too large for the guy who is getting it. He's well over six feet tall, so it might fit him, but I have my doubts.

A hat in Cascade Alpaca, which is more greennish than bluish, but here it looks blue. Go fig. It came out really well, and I'm looking forward to giving it to HM (no, not the Queen).

And finally, a work in progress. This is in Berroco Ultra Alpaca, and will be a Cthulhu hat for a friend of mine. Since I don't have a printer, I'm following the chart to knit the Elder God from my computer, which means it's less portable than any hat has a right to be. I'll post it again when it's done.

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