Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Return From the Three Year Nap

What a sad, sad, little excuse of a blog. My last post was three years and two days ago? Oy. Well, blame Facebook and Ravelry -- much of my time has been spent on those sites. Add to that, an incredible lack of motivation or inspiration. I think this will be my last ditch effort; if I can't stick to it this time, goodbye blog!

I stopped knitting about the same time I quit blogging. In February, I joined the HPKCHC (Harry Potter Knitting and Crochet House Cup) on Ravelry. My knitting productivity really shot up, because I had to start and finish at least one project per month. Big motivation for me, the knitter with a seven year old work-in-progress! But there is evidence of knitting!

A Pygmy Puff

Pygmy Puff


A Wonky Owl Bookmark

Felted Fortune Cookie
Fortune cookie?

A Shamrock Cloth
March homework

A Teabag Cozy

Granny Squares (Crochet)

A Scarf (Affectionately known as the Tide Pool Barf Scarf, because it looks like all the junk that washes up in tide pools!

What, pray tell, do I get for doing all of this knitting? Other than actually having finished products for a change? Well, I learned how to navigate around the site, and use all the bells and whistles that Ravelry provides. It's a lot of fun to play the game, and I get to interact with others, albeit online. Secretly though, most of us are motivated by the badges! I guess you would call them the "gold stars" of knitting.