Thursday, October 4, 2007

Here I am

Blogging. . . I've toyed with the idea for about 2 years now and I've now made the commitment. Do I have the time to be a regular blogger? Nope, probably not. I have a husband, 4 children under the age of 10, and a job. What's my job? If you're a knitter, you may not want to read any farther because you will be terribly envious. I am my mother's sole employee. My mother, you see, owns a knitting shop, Nana's Knitting Shop. Two years ago this month, she opened the doors, at which point I didn't do much knitting. Mom has been knitting since she was about 7 and tried many times to teach me as I was growing up. But, the day I turned thirTEEN, I became incredibly awnry and was way too cool to EVER be seen with knitting needles in my hands. It wasn't until I had my third child and became a huge cloth diaper advocate that knitting even crossed my mind. I then sat down once again with my mother and I actually learned how. Probably 6 months after I made my first swatch, Mom opened the doors. A knitting shop has always been a dream for her. It's what she loves and she was finally in a position to actually do it.

I work Saturdays at the Shop. It didn't take long for me to become a full fledged addict. Being around all that fiber all the time and checking out the latest IK and hip new patterns that come pouring in, seriously, how can one not become hooked? I have a terrible tendency to start way too many projects at once, however. I can't tell you how many unfinished projects I have at this very minute. It's pathetic, but I know that there are many like me out there. I have taken on this "hobby" like second nature. It now flows through my veins and I'm constantly thinking about what I'm going to make (or finish) next. For a good while the "regular" customers would know not to ask me the techinical questions, because, honestly, I had no flippin' clue. But now, I do believe I've gained the confidence of quite a few and I find myself answering the tricky questions without even thinking. Okay, okay, so I'll never touch Intarsia again or I can't begin to explain how to do Fair Isle, but I'm alright with that. Right now, I don't need or want to do either. And, guess what? I'm a TEACHER!!! I can't begin to tell you how much fun it is to teach this wonderful craft to great people. I'm even designing my own classes on items I've actually finished. I LOVE IT!!!!

So, enough knit blabber for the moment, and a little on who the heck I am. My name is Cory and I'm a knitaholic. *sigh* See, I can't even talk about myself without knitting getting in the way. My name is Cory, I'm 33 and married, and I have 4 wonderful children, 2 boys and 2 girls, more of them to come, I'm sure.

Before I close out, I do want to leave you with my completed project of the day. I'll post a pic tomorrow, but envision a teeny Barbie sized Wicked in Debbie Bliss baby Cashmerino in color 002. It is too flippin cute if I do say so myself.

Till tomorrow my new knitting friends. . . .


Tricia said...

you said..."I have 4 wonderful children, 2 boys and 2 girls, more of them to come, I'm sure."

By more of them to come, Missy, you better be saying, "more TALKING about them to come," not MORE of them to come!

Love, Mom

ShopDaughter said...

Yes, Mama, I do mean I will be talking about them, not having more ;) LOL

tiennie said...

Welcome to the world of blogging! I have 2 boys and 2 girls too but we are definitely done with having any more!

Anonymous said...

Amen, Mama!
She said exactly what I was just thinking.

And what are you doing blogging? Don't have enough on your plate. Besides, if I had time to blog, you bet your fanny I wouldn't be blogging about knitting, I'd be KNITTING!

Abby Cadabby