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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Time for a Change

Change has come. I've created a new home here online that will reflect my new attitude. Those of you who have been following me know that my previous blogging has primarily been about my machine-knitting ventures. Well...I've sold my knitting machine and I'm strictly hand-knitting now!!

After knitting Dayflower I was bitten by the hand-knitting bug all over again. It was my first non-MK piece in quite some time. Too much time! As much as I enjoyed my machine, most of the time, I just wanted to sit and create, not operate a machine. Needless to say, not much knitting was done. Also, I've freed myself up from limitations; width and stitch patterns being the biggest two. No more limitations! The machines do a lot and they do it well, but designers should never have limitations! ;-) Furthermore, in order to design and sell patterns, I need a much larger and more diverse community than the KM community offers. Another limitation. I've got so many designs running around in my head that I can actually knit out the way I want to. My needles have taken the place of my knitter, ribber, color-changer, lace carriage, linker, ect... I'm sure the question is "Why not just do both?" I would suggest the very same thing to anyone doing one and thinking of doing the other. However, I need to be unidirectional in order to get anything done. I might add, I was very good at MK while I was doing it. I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to my work, so most of my attention is usually consumed by the project at hand. Leaving my hooks and needles waiting patiently. I've always connected more with hand-knitters than the MK group. Hand-knitters are...well...you guys are the cool kids. LOL! I just have more fun in those groups and I'm happy to say that I'm exclusively a part of that group as well.

This is what I'm working on right now. It's my own design. I'm squeezing in a breezy knit before the last of the hot days. Yes, I know I'm quite late. Where has summer gone. It's going to be a simple, airy halter. So it should be a quick knit. At this rate...it better be! :-) Also, I know I left off knitting a beautiful striped maxi. It turned out too heavy and long. I have already purchased tiny thread and tiny needles to get right back on that project. Hmmm...I could even knit it in the round! ;-)

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