Sunday, April 06, 2008

My Notebook

I have been keeping a knitting journal since since 1991 - about the time I really got into knitting again. There is very little noted between 1995 and 2000. I've written the basic info about each project; the pattern, the yarn, the gauge (sometimes), the recipient, and stuck in the ball band most of the time. Today I decided to tally it all up....
  • 35 pairs of socks (All since 2002)
  • 16 scarves
  • 29 sweaters (lots of childrens sizes)
  • 20 hats
  • 8 mittens
  • 3 shawls
It's been fun to look back and see how the journey has progressed and where my life was going. I can tell by what kinds of things I knit - early on lots of children's sweaters, now socks! With Raverly and this blog I find I don't keep as good a set of notes - must do that!!

Now I have two more things to add...Synesthesia Socks - a Ravelry find. The yarn is Some Assembly Required - Kiwi.

And a camera cozy for my sister. This is STR Fairgrounds - left over from a pair of socks last year and a few Preemie Beanies....and I've still got some left over.
Both these yarns arrived in my stash via the Sisterhood of the Traveling Stash. I've made good use of my finds there.

Had a great breakfast this morning with the big kids at a place called Chow - great name and really wonderful food! I have a few days (I hope it's only a few) off of work this week - so am heading over the mountains to the big city to help get my Dad's house cleaned up before he comes home from the Desert next month. Will visit with College Girl too. REI Girl will be house/dog/cat sitting while I'm gone - how come is it that now that the kids are all gone - I'm the one tied down with the family pets!! Not that I don't love them because I sure do - especially since they don't talk back!

2 comments:

Roxie said...

What a splendid artifact your notebook is now! You are SO good to keep one! I was at least keeping pictures of finished objects until I got the digital camera. I need to print off a messa pictures1

Annie said...

That crazy Sisterhood? Whatever happened to that thing? ; )

Love the notebook. Wish I had that kind of discipline.