Friday, November 2, 2007

I. Introduction

I've been thinking a lot lately about how my style has changed in the last year or so.

When I was younger, I favored the very girly, the elaborate, and the unique, in terms of both clothes and yarn. Lately, though, I've noticed that my taste in clothes is much simpler: I favor solid-color shirts with very few details; well-fitted jeans, pants, and blouses; straight skirts without fussy prints. I do, however, still like the occasional bright color and okay, maybe I have a weakness for lacy things, but I enjoy them as an accent, not a focal point.

My taste in yarn has changed in a similar way. I love color and texture, but I prefer solids over variegated yarns. I like the complexities to come from the pattern instead of the yarn itself. Lately, I love jewel tones: emerald green Twinkle for a cardigan, dark red kettle-dyed sock yarn, eggplant Cascade 220. I have too many things that I want to make and too much yarn, but I'm actually making progress on many of my projects, and learning a lot about the way I knit in the process.

This blog's primary purpose is to act as a record for my winter term project, which will be to knit a Fair-Isle sweater and research the history of stranded colorwork knitting, however, I will probably use it for my other projects in the meantime.

So hello, blog-world!


a friend to knit with said...

look forward to reading your posts....on knitting and non knitting related topics! :)

bdraeger said...

hello blog friend!