My first ever blog post. I’ve been considering starting a blog for some time now I just couldn’t decide what to blog about. I’m interested in knitting, caring for plants (especially orchids) and cooking. I just couldn’t decide what to do, but finally I’ve chosen to blog about my knitting.
I’m bad about not finishing projects and I figure blogging about my projects is a great way to push myself to finish them. So, here I am. Currently I’m working on a cardigan for myself that I started about a year ago and a blanket for my mom if I can just fine the rest of the yarn for it that I misplaced at some point. I hope to get my first “real” post up by sometime next week with pictures of my current projects. I would do it today, but I’m currently in Seville, Spain finishing my last week of studying abroad. Its been a great semester and I’ve met some amazing people, but sadly I failed to bring either of my knitting projects with me thinking I wouldn’t have time for them… I learned I will always have time for knitting. I’ve wanted to work on my sweater nearly every day since getting here, but oh well.
I am using the Barroco Aidez pattern to knit my cardigan. This is the link to the pattern on their site: http://www.berroco.com/patterns/aidez . I’ve liked the pattern a lot so far, but I think I may take it out and knit it in the round so that I do not have to seam it later. I already have the back and one side knitted, but I
think taking it out and starting over would be worth it and that the sweater will look better when it’s finished. I got the idea when I saw an old post from the blog knot another hat (http://knotanotherhat.typepad.com/knot_another_hat/2010/11/aidez-how-l-love-thee.html). She explains how she knitted the sweater in the round which is very helpful, but I’m sure I will be getting help from my grandmother, the same lady who taught me to knit in the first place.
Stay tuned for pictures of my own sweater next week when I get home!