Not really... not even close. But since this is a knitting blog I figured my first title should make a statement that would grab the reader's attention and make them want to read on to see just who this Knitting Knut is!
I'm a 52 year old woman who works in corporate America and desperately needs a creative outlet in my life. I've gone through various phases... macrame & crocheting in the 70s, plastercraft & counted cross stitch in the 80s, gardening in the 90s and in the last decade I've dabbled in photography, and scrapbooking. But I don't think that I've ever had the passion for any of the others that I do for yarn & knitting. It really has become an obsession for me. I knit everywhere I go and there's always a small project in my purse.
I've been knitting for about 5 years and started as most of us do (except my friend Pam) making scarves. I made HUNDREDS of scarves out of all kinds of fuzzy & fluffy yarns. They were fun to make and fun to give as gifts (hopefully they were fun to receive too!) but it got old after awhile and I came to the point where I felt like I had mastered the basic and it was time to move on. So I took a sock class and it was all over... I was hooked!
In the last year I've not only made socks, but I've also learned how to felt and made several awesome bags. I also made my first sweater (more like a coat though) and it turned out amazingly well even if I do say so myself!
I'm so energized by these successes that I thought it might be fun to blog about knitting. Since I'm still somewhat of a novice and learning new things every day I can to keep track of my successes as a reminder of the progress I'm making, and screw-ups to remind me what not to do again.
So here it is... my first blog ever!