20 August 2006

Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to The Ravell'd Sleave (with apologies to Mr. William Shakespeare)! First let me say that I am for the most part, philosophically opposed to blogs ... Having said that, after participating in a couple of knitting-related swaps, joining Knit the Classics, and reading some others' knitting blogs, I decided that a knitting blog would be OK, since I could post pictures of projects (like every three years or so when I finish something), and that having a knitting blog would make participating in swaps logistically simpler.

So- here I am! Let's see, what can I tell you from the get-go. Well, I have been knitting for about 10 years, and though I'm a slow knitter, I'm not as slow as I used to be. I am usually working on socks, or baby hats, or other small items that I actually have the chance to finish before the recipient is two small for whatever I've knit. I am currently working on a project that I can't mention here, at least not today, since it is supposed to be a surprise for my DH, and I am going to tell him to take a look at the first post.

Anyway, besides myself and DH, our immediate family consists of our cats: Tess, Abigail, Garden Kitty, and Jetsam, who just had his Big Operation the other day. DH is a member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, so we also have 12-year old Sebastian in the mix. And then there is Doughboy, the dog next door who we take care of when his owners are away. You are likely to hear about everyone if you become a regular visitor.

I am lucky because my family is very supportive of my knitting and craft endeavors, so I don't worry about my accumulated "stuff" being discovered!

I have other interests, but since this is just supposed to be a short intro, I'll save those golden nuggets for another time. I'm sure you are chomping at the bit to learn more, huh?

Anyway, thanks for taking the time to visit.


Carol said...

Oh my Lord, I'd never heard of "Knit the Classics." What rock am I under? Except it looks like they're reading Lolita, which I read a few years ago (okay, maybe more than a few) and every time I put the book down, I felt like I needed to take a shower.

Congrats! You can count on me to be a regular reader (and commenter).

Bridget said...

"Knit the Classics" is a great group, and you always have the option of skipping a month. I'm skipping "Lolita" myself, just because I wasn't in the mood to deal with it ...

I hope you'll join, it's really fun!