I’ve been thinking about creating a blog for some time now and after much deliberation, analysis and talk, I finally did it! I’m really excited to be here and hope that you will find my ramblings of interest.
So who the heck am I and what is this blog all about? Well, I’m knitstamatic and have been on Twitter for a while now…guess you could say I was testing the waters. I met a lot of very interesting, friendly and helpful people there and found that I like the idea of sharing parts of my daily life so here we are, on my blog. This blog is all about the creative things that give me pleasure: knitting, cooking and photography. That said, there is a distinct possibility that I will venture off into other areas because well, life happens.
I must tell you about this wonderful little yarn swift I have. I first encountered this gem while visiting my in-laws. My mother-in-law is an avid knitter and we spend a lot of time talking about sticks and string. She found an unusual swift at a consignment shop; the lady didn’t know what it was and sold it to mom for less than a tube of toothpaste. When she showed it to me I was totally enamored, its small, elegant, easily portable and most importantly works beautifully. Now, I have an umbrella swift that until this point had been clamped to the edge of my desk and brought forward when needed. It worked find but its utilitarian nature didn’t do it for me. When I saw that cute little thing, I had to have one! Now!
Little did I know.
Turns out, this is not an easy object to come by. I found two online and bought them both. Not to be selfish but I figured since they are difficult to find, I’d have a backup (um, I can be a suspenders and a belt kind of person on occasion). It’s called a “Nifty Knitter” and it is/was made in Italy. I love it. It spends it’s day sitting on the antique side-by-side that is my yarn vault. I take it down and place it on my desk when I need it and I’m off winding wool. And it will be getting a lot of use very soon, as the yarn for my next project arrived this week and it represents a turning point for me…I’ll tell you about that in my next post.