This is my first blog post EVER! Hopefully this will be the first post of many. I've named this blog 'wiseknits' based on the pattern note 'knitwise.' I love learning about everything, and wisdom is a quality I really admire in people. (Plus 'knitwise' was already taken on etsy :( )
I started knitting when I was nine. It wasn't until I was in high school that I began to seriously knit again. I taught myself everything as no one in my family knits. Knitting has become as much of a stress reliever as a fashion statement. I refuse to buy anything I feel I could knit myself. I've been guilty of counting stitches on a scarf or cowl in UO once in a while.
I've been working hard this year to supply my family members with some warm, hand-made gifts. I am home from college for winter break so I am hoping to get a lot of crafting done and start up this blog.
And I goals! One of my goals for college is to open an etsy shop (and make a profit). But before I do that, I have to knit a surplus, right? I'm hoping this blog will connect me to the knitting world - if anyone has any tips about etsy, I would love to hear them! But for now, I will give you a preview of some of the things I have knit and some holiday gifts for my family this year.
Project Name: Sinful Ribbed Scarf
I used Bernat Satin Chunky and am extremely pleased with the results. Acrylic is always stiffer than I like, but the price outweighs the stiffness for me. The pattern was great and easy to follow.
For a few months now I've been trying to switch to continental style as it is faster and gives a more even tension, but I've had trouble. I tried it for this scarf and the whole time I kept thinking how I just wanted to knit the way I'm used to. Hmmm, the struggle will continue.
Project Name: Warmest Mittens
I've used this pattern three times now and I love it. It fits my hands and all my friends hands and it's super adaptable to any fancy extras you want to add. These are for my sister for Christmas:
Thanks for reading!