What am I doing?!?

I am back to blogging… and I am nervous about it.

College has taken some of that blind faith that I had a few years ago and ground it into the dirt like a discarded cigarette. I love writing. I love reading. I love it all, but this year has been torture on the insecurity… yikes.

So… welcome to my mess!

This blog is going to mostly focus on my (mis)adventures in knitting with some wine reviews and a little bit of life thrown in for good measure.

To get started talking about knitting let me tell you of all of the things I still have to finish.

1.) My Sand Tracks Cardigan: I started this for me last fall. It is a really beautiful piece, but is taking for-ev-er. It takes me about an hour to knit one cable pattern. Frustrating. But it will be gorgeous when finished.

Working on the Body PartSand Sleeve

2.) My Dad’s Moose Gloves: (Annemor #7) Like most knitters, I like to finish one item in a pair, then go home. These selbu gloves are beautiful, but knitting the fingers are a challenge. Really it won’t take me too long to actually finish them… I just need to get into gear and finish.

Moose Glove

3.) My Inlay Socks: (in the picture above) I was gifted this yarn, it is gorgeous. I have no idea what it is, however. It feels like a cotton mix. Unfortunately, the Inlay pattern was a bit too advanced for me when I started, so I have about 3/4 of the cuff finished. I want them, so I am not going to frog this piece. Just need to knit.

4.) Falling Snow Stocking part II: I am 5 inches from the end. Why did I not finish the second one? It was so simple! And so much fun. I love the norwegian snowflakes. Hello Rustic Mountain Christmas!

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Sometimes I think that I have a fear of finishing.

It’s like reading a great book, when you finish you feel like you are leaving a good friend behind. You spend so long developing a relationship and then it’s done. You’re relationship changes, it’s over. No more mystery if you go back to it. *sigh*

I am talking about a relationship with yarn… I am the kind of crazy that only fiber junkies understand.

Thanks for reading my first post back into the blogging world. Sorry if knitting isn’t your thing, but hang out. I have wine too.

Published by BrandieKnits

I am a reader of many beautiful things, a fantastic knitter and a lover of wine. I love writing stories. I am a daydreamer and very neurotic, but my husband married me anyway. Bless that man. Really, I am just a girl who finally figured out what she wants in life.

2 thoughts on “What am I doing?!?

  1. I hear you about the Sand Tracks Cardigan! I think I’m about halfway through the increases on garter stitch button band/collar and I’ve hit a bit of a wall. Maybe it will have to go with me on a trip so I will have nothing else to knit but it.

    1. Vacation knitting is the best! Makes road trips and flights go so much faster for me.

      I’ve been knitting up the sleeves whenever I get bored with the body. Hopefully that way, I can have everything ready when I need to start grafting the sleeves in. The different knitting processes are enough to keep me entertained. 🙂

      Good luck on your Sand Tracks. I love your green color.

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