Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Hi, I'm Michelle! I blog over at Vegan Purls and am always looking for new vegan knitting buddies, so feel free to pop over and say hi if you feel so inclined. I've been knitting since about December 2004, so three and a half years, though knit-blogging for just short of a year. Knitting was a major coping mechanism for getting through my last two years of college, especially while writing my thesis, and continues to be something that gives me a comforting sense of productivity. I'm also tired of the work-and-buy lifestyle that is so dominant in our culture, and it means a lot to me to make something with my hands and personally know the process by which it was made, what materials it was made from, the time involved, etc. rather than buying a mass-produced object made far away by someone I will never know. I also love being able to customize items to match my ethical preferences, my body size/shape, and my sometimes-unusual color tastes (my favorite is mustard yellow). My favorite yarns are by Rowan since they make such great cotton yarns and blends, my current obsession being Calmer and I can't wait to make some socks out of it! Socks were the first thing I learned to knit after the obligatory scarf, I'd only been knitting several months before I completed my first pair, which ended up being toe-up with short-row heels. I'm excited to learn the afterthought heel and some new toe-up methods. Like Cass, I have accrued quite the sock yarn stash though my experience with socks has been relatively limited! (I've only completed that first pair.) Hopefully I'll be posting again soon with some completed Jaywalkers using Panda Cotton, which would bring me to two pairs of completed socks in my lifetime, haha. Other than socks I'm obsessed with shrugs and am itching to knit my first cardigan. In the meantime I'll be watching the KAL for inspiration! Thanks so much to Kala for starting this blog!
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