My New Hobby

It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to post, but I managed to pick up a new crafty hobby: knitting! Cyn and Mandy taught me over the new year’s holiday. Talk about an awesome start to 2011; there really is a lot to be said about starting a new year with a brand new skill. Love it! I think I’m going to make that a goal every year.

We have an amazing local yarn store (lys) here in Salt Lake. Blazing Needles is the place to get the best yarn. And I always run into people I know there. It’s a social experience, going to Blazing Needles. Earlier this month, they had a lovely deal where you could get the pattern for the fingerless gloves pictured here with the purchase of Malabrigo Rios yarn. Love! Malabrigo is my new go-to yarn. It’s super soft and pure joy to work with.

Susan Lawrence’s Ragtop pattern is super easy to modify for fit. I had to add a few rows up top for my freakishly long fingers. The results were gorgeous and I love wearing that teal color with my bright orange waffle-weave JCrew henley. There’s nothing wrong with mixing your colors, my friends! Be bold.