So now that my Excellent Adventure with my sister is over (and it truly was an excellent adventure!) I wondered if I would/should continue the blog. On our trip I found that I really enjoyed doing the blog each night. So perhaps I'll keep trying this blogging thing.
I am an avid, obsessed, compulsive knitter. I started knitting about 3-4 years ago. I was visiting home for Christmas and Mom taught me how to make dishcloths. I must've made 100 of them. lol Then I remembered that I belonged to this website Ravelry. I found a local knit group, who have become my biggest supporters and best friends. They have encouraged and motivated me to expand my knitting knowledge over the last year.
My 2011 New Year's resolution was to learn colorwork this year. Well let me tell you, I have learned so much more!
Then I decided to do a Suzanne IC Mystery Shawl and it has beads! YIKES! Again, thanks to one of my knit group friends who loaned me dental floss, I learned to bead!!
This looked sooo much harder than it was. I'm looking forward to picking this up again and getting caught up on the clues.
The reason I haven't done much on the mystery shawl is because, with the support of all my knit group friends and my friends on Ravelry at Solstice Yarns, I have learned Double Point Needles!! This is HUGE! I have wanted to make so many things that required DPNs (I tried and didn't like Magic Loop). So Friday afternoon I started these mitts and finished the knitting last night.
Now I have to work on reducing my stash using all these new things I've learned!
And just to kind of wrap up the vacation I took with my sister....
She picked up some yummy yarn at WEBS and crocheted this shawl in every city we visited.