I’ve had my blog for almost a month & I have to say it has really opened my eyes to a wonderful knitting/crochet community! You see, I am the only person that I know of that knits in my little circle of family and friends. When I need (or want) yarn I went to Michaels or ordered from Mary Maxim or Knit Picks. When I wanted to knit something I looked for patterns on the Lion Brand website or looked through the various catalogues or magazines I had. But with this blog, I have discovered what seems like a whole new world! I’ve been able to connect with other people that knit/crochet & have read about the projects that they are working on. I had no clue there were so many people that knit! I love it! It is so exciting for me to go through and read the different blogs! I never knew about spinning your own yarn! It sounds fantastic! One of these days I am going to try it! And also dying your own yarn! I’m also going to try that! And one of the biggest things that I have discovered is this wonderful website called Ravelery!!! I am AMAZED at everything that is on here! OMG, I can spend hours & hours just browsing through the different patterns!
This blog has really opened my eyes to a whole new world! I really feel like I had been living under a rock! haha This past week I had a random day off from work and decided to google to see if there were any yarn stores near me. I live in South Florida and really didn’t think there were any, but to my surprise there were 3 of them! And the closest one was just a 15-20 minute drive! So guess what I did?? I got in my car & drove over there! I walked in and just stood at the door. There was such an amazing variety of yarns! I wanted to look at and touch each one of them! Why did I never know about this! I was like a kid in a candy store!
My husband had mentioned that he wanted me to make him a pair of socks just to hang around the house or when we go up to the mountains, just something comfy. So I decided I was going to buy something here! I spoke to Debra at the store who helped me find a pattern and then we walked around looking at different yarns that I could use. I bought a yarn called Royal Alpaca (soooo very soft!) in a soft Khaki color. I was so excited with my purchase.
I had blogged earlier about not being able to work on more than one project at a time, (working on more than one project at a time), but guess what! I started working on the sock because I just couldn’t let that yarn sit! So I accomplished 2 things that day, #1 found a great yarn store and #2 I’m working on more than one project! Yippy!
The name of the store is The Raging Wool Yarn Shop. They have Knit A Longs, classes, wonderful yarns & there are people that just go to the shop & knit. I’m hoping to go one of these days & just meet some of the other knitters that go to the shop to work on projects and attend one of the Knit-A-Longs. And they even have a class on how to use Ravelry which I may take to make sure I get the most out of that wonderful website!
Here is a picture of my the comfy socks so far.