Saturday, September 20, 2008

Fred the horse.

For my neices 8th birthday I decided to knit her a horse. Fred was my first big toy that I had ever knitted. He was a lot of fun to make, but watching Julia carry him around everywhere she went at my sister's was the best thank you I could have gotten.
Since making Fred I had to start on Leroy the turtle for my husband. He didn't want to give Fred away so I had to bribe him with a turtle. Leroy is in desperate need of seams and stuffing and then he will be finished. I think I am attracted to knitting toys cause you are constantly knitting something new and the projects knit up very quickly. Also who can resist a soft cuddly hand knit toy- I know several people who can't. In fact I just received the yarn to make my dad a sock monkey so he will stop stealing the "purple kitty" from my mom.

So it begins...

Here goes my attempt to enter the blogging world. I think this blog will be a mix of my life and my knitting. Yes, I am a knitter and it is a very big part of my life now- I rarely go anywhere without a project just in case I find myself waiting for something. I will attempt to not get overly technical for those that read this that are non-knitters.I currently live in Redondo Beach, CA in a great condo that is on the beach. This is very very different from where I began. I was born in a small town in south Louisiana and lived in Louisiana until 2006. My husband, who is in the Coast Guard, got transferred to L. A. so here we are. I have learned a lot about myself here- including that I am not a big city girl. I also learned that I am stronger than I give myself credit for. I live here with my husband (known by most as Noodles, but his name is David) and my 2 cats that are my babies; Bagheera, and Mowgli. David and I have been married since July of '05. Shortly there after we went through the expreienc of living and working in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina blew into town. Shortly there after is when we moved here.
So this is where it begins...