Friday, November 04, 2011

Sooo easily distracted. . . .

Well, I've truly dived into a new realm. is a dangerous place.  So many patterns, discussion boards and pretty shiney things.

Do you know you can document your entire stash on Raverly (yarn stash that is), including your tools and projects and future projects?!  Now why isn't there a quilting site like this - it really is amazing!

I've started my third knitting project yesterday and learned how to purl.  I saw a cowl on and wanted to recreate it - it was the whole reason to start knitting.  I had put off learning to knit because I dreaded the concept of purchasing another whole hobby and stash.  But with Raverly, it will be a bit easier to contain it......I hope :)

So, I did a KAL (knit along) at my new favoritest shop - about 20 minutes away from me - Forget Me Knot Yarn Shop.  They offer GREAT assistance and free! 

I love the feel of these yarns!  I hope to find the "perfect" button, but do you know how how it is to find buttons online?  How do you google them? 

This is what if should look like when I finish.
This is from Laura's Lovely Fibers Etsy shop.

I've actually paid for a Learn to Knit class and it starts today at a different shop, so we'll see what my next dishcloth will look like :)


  1. Good for you for trying something new! I'm sure your cowl will be beautiful!!

  2. I love your post and your cowl. I went on Ravelry the other night and ended up looking at all the cowls and almost started one. I am luakrug on Ravelry if you want to be friends. I wish there was a way that I could knit, crochet and quilt all at the same time. When fall comes around I love working with yarn. Love what you have chosen.

  3. How fun. Last year I really got into making scarves. Maybe I will get busy again this winter.

  4. It's great to learn something new! Change is as good as a holiday. Yes! you do end up with a new stash for that hobby, I only have a quilting, bear making, doll making, stamping, leadlighting.....Ohhhh the list goes on. shame on me. I say it's great to be creative, keeps the right side of the brain working:)

  5. I love cowls. Try etsy, you might find a nice handmade button or shawl pin that you like.

    Ravelry is so fun! I'm always wishing there was a similar site for quilters.