January 25, 2008

Pass it on

Posted in General at 9:47 pm by royalempress

Ever since I considered myself an intermediate knitter (someone please tell me what the qualifications are so I can confirm I am), I decided that I need to pass on the gift of knitting. My goal is to teach any and everyone I meet that is genuinely interested. At first, I use to get slight annoyed when I spent my time and energy teaching someone and they never bothered to pick up the needles and yarn after the first lesson. Then I realized, I was the same way when I was first taught. I wasn’t ready until 8 years later.

Everyone will do things when they’re ready. I hope that all the people I have taught, even if it was just the knit stitch, will eventually pick up the sticks and go for it just because they remembered what I said and it all clicks. If they don’t, I’m ok with that too. I have come to the realization that knitting is truly not for everyone. I still believe everyone should respect it even if they can’t do it.

[Edit] Here’s my info for Swap Swap Gals

Wish List: Amazon

Hobbies? Knitting of course! But you already knew that πŸ™‚ I also like to make greeting cards.
Crafts? See above answer.
Favorite Colors? Purples, Blues, Pewter (weird huh) and black.
Favorite Animal? Cats and puppies although I don’t have any at the moment. *sob*
All Dislikes? Itchy fabric, nosy people, foul odours.
Favorite Candies? Milk chocolates, taffy and gummy stuff (bears, worms, Sour Patch, etc).
Favorite Smell Goods? Fixated on fig and currant at the moment. Tuberose is growing on me πŸ™‚
Other things you may like or may not like? I think I said it all above.

I’m looking forward to swapping. There’s nothing like getting goodies in the mail. Woo hooo!

January 15, 2008

I hear voices

Posted in General at 10:43 pm by royalempress

Lately I would look at yarn and see full garments. I remember when I looked at a ball or skein and think “that would make a cute hat or scarf…”. Not anymore. Now I always envision full garments like a sweater, a vest or even a dress. Does this mean I have graduated from a beginner’s way of thinking to an intermediate student who’s not afraid to be challenged? Seriously. The yarn speaks to me. Especially if it’s the good and luscious stuff. The kind of yarn you can’t stop touching or admiring or dream about being wrapped in or…..you know what I mean.

I opened my yarn closet doors and thought the first thing that catches my eye will be my next project for myself. This is the one that screamed out “KNIT ME!”:

The red just popped out from behind all the other muted colours. So I grabbed it and started knitting at 1am. It’s nice and chunky so hopefully I’ll be done soon. I’ll be sure to keep you posted.

Until then….keep your ears and minds open πŸ˜‰