Hello! here is the first day of the new blog! First blog for me too. Don’t mind the pretentious name, I thought of calling it Sticky Wicket
I read Jan’s blog (Self-striping Sheep, I think?) and thought she had a great idea, to list 100 things about herself. My Qi Gong teacher has been talking to us about our -ness as in Laura-ness, Joe-ness, Jane-ness. I thought this is a good way to list out my -ness, that is, what makes me ME for good or bad.
The good news is we can change most of our -ness -es if needed
Here we go:
I’m 49 years old, will be 50 in Feb '07
I’m married with 3 kids and 3 stepkids, none of whom live at home any more
I live in Flagstaff AZ which is my idea of about the nicest place to live.
I learned to knit from my friend’s mother in about 4th grade. My mom did not knit though and I never really got going on it til I was in my 20’s. My great grandmother was a champion state-fair crocheter though, and my great aunt was an awesome advanced knitter and crocheter too. I remember wanting to learn from her, but she could not slow down her stitches even when she tried to show me.
My first project as a grown-up was a baby sack with hood. I knitted a big afghan with cables as my second adult project. I started when I was pregnant with my first child, and it took me a couple of years to finish it. I think that was such a challenge that I did not resume knitting until last year!
Oops I’m noticing this is not a list! Oh well!
Since June of last year I’ve knitted 4 scarves, 4 hats, 1 topdown raglan pullover sweater, 2 socks on 2 circs, and that’s all I can think of at the moment.
I’m currently working on another pair of socks on 2 circs, a baby blanket and a tank-top made of banana silk.
I sometimes think that last year, maybe I went to a Las Vegas hypnotist show, and received a hypnotic suggestion to become fascinated with knitting. Then he must have suggested that I would forget even being at the show! Certainly something did come over me!
I’ve been taking Qi Gong classes since last September and I really love it.
I’m interested in herbs.
I do I Ching readings every day.
I have 1 dog and 3 cats.
I work part-time as a registered dietitian. But that does not seem to help me with my own 20# to lose!
I take classes in non-violent communication (NVC)
I like StumbleUpon, which I found out about on Firefox browser. Actually my husband turned me on to it, and he is even more into it than I am. My stumbleupon name is Hsiaokuo62 also, which comes from hexagram 62 of the I Ching. It’s meaning is Conscientiousness which is a quality I need to cultivate because it is not natural to me!
I will be relying on YOU all more and more, now that my LYS has gone out of business. I used to get help from them on how-to questions, besides buying their cool yarn. Now I guess I will be buying yarn on the net, whenever my stash becomes depleted - maybe in 5 years??? HA! Because I bought so much yarn when they had their close-out sale.
Looking forward to meeting more fellow knitters!