Posts Tagged ‘Random’


My new favorite thing

4 February 2009

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.


It has to start somewhere

21 November 2007

Hello. The last thing the world needs right now is another blog, but alas I feel the need to make my own contribution. I intend for this blog to not only serve as a record of my knitting projects, but also to share random other interests, life events and musings of my life.

So, first I’ll share some basics about myself. I am a 26 year old American expatriate. I am currently studying and living in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. I’ve lived here for nearly 4 years. It’s had it’s ups and downs, but for the most part I don’t regret the experience. I will be moving back to my hometown before the end of the year, and I cant wait. It’s been real and it’s been fun but it hasn’t been real fun.

I’ve been knitting for about a year and a half. I had been interested in knitting when I was younger, as I was really into all crafts, but I never bothered to learn. My aunt did teach me to crochet when I was 8 or 12 or sometime around there, but it didn’t stick. I picked up crochet again when I did my undergrad. A granny square afghan that I never finished. I finally decided to teach myself to knit as a way to relieve stress and as entertainment. I was also cold. I wanted to make myself a scarf for the autumn in April 2006 (Southern Hemisphere= reversed seasons) but was finding it hard to find one in my price range. Instead, I went to the bookstore and after some browsing bought a copy of Stitch n’ Bitch Nation. The next day I went to a craft store in the city cast on for a garter stitch scarf and suddenly I was a knitter. School unfortunately put a damper on my knitting time so I don’t have a huge number of finished projects, but boy have I read a stupid amount on the topic! The amount of books and magazines I have read about knitting, on top of all the blogs I read is a bit embarrassing. I think I’m a bit obsessed.