Useful knitting help

In my ‘ego searching’ of Good Knit I discovered the following site which kindly links to mine: Knitting Instructions. You should go check it out. I only had a quick peek, but there seems to be good basic information on knitting and I also noticed an article about the history of knitting.

The potty tote/bag is growing quickly and I hope to be done by the end of the week. I still haven’t considered how I’m going to do the strap yet. A shoulder strap seems like the best choice, but I hate how shoulder bags tend to slip off. So I may think about doing a backpack style. My other consideration is how much wool I have, because I’m creating the whole thing out of my stash.

I don’t think I mentioned that my resolution for this year is to use as much yarn out of my stash as humanly possible. Yeah I know dream on, but really I only have 3 rubber totes full of yarn which is a poor amount of stash for a knitter in my opinion. I mean my mother has a whole area in the basement dedicated to yarn which is sorted by colour (I think) in clear totes so she can see it easily. When we finally buy a house (evil grin) then I’ll have my wool room. Until then space and budget say I should really use up that stash.

I’m going to go to a couple of guild meetings but I don’t think I’ll get a membership until the Fall since the season is almost half over and I would have to pay for a full season which is a bit of a waste. I should have registered last Fall. I mean it’s only $35 to join for the year (Sept. to May). I need to be more invovled in my knitting community. I don’t feel it’s enough for me to sit at home and knit anymore. I need to connect somewhere in the world and knitting is it for me.

My other resolution this year is to find a means of exercise. I’m still working on that one. I feel like such a slug these days. Maybe yoga or swimming? What sorts of exercise do you do?

4 Comments

  1. Before I became an obsessed knitter, January 1st would bring the mundane pledge to lose weight and exercise….those two resolutions have always filled me with the sense of failure, because, of course, I WOULD fail. Now I have added, ‘knit from my stash. Great three plans for failure.

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  2. Noelle

    Have you heard of the “No Yarn for a Year” community? You should join!
    http://community.livejournal.com/noyarnforayear/profile

    Yoga is great for strengthening and destressing, but I find that you need to add cardio if you really want to lose weight and get fit. Swimming would be excellent! You definitely have to do something that you enjoy, or you just won’t do it.

    I think we’ll be seeing you on Saturday morning. Jenny invited us over 🙂

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  3. Louise Author

    That rocks, I can’t wait to see you too. I know what you mean about cardio. Cardio is probably more important for me right now then anything.

    I’m going to check out that link right now.

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