Sunday, October 23, 2011

Knitting Video Project: Weeks 5, 6, and 7

Boy am I behind with these videos! But at the same time, I've been making lots of progress with my knitting! This video will be a triple feature where I cover Week 5 (dedicated to practicing my knits and purls), Week 6 (dedicated to increasing), and Week 7 (dedicated to decreasing, or knitting two together). This week, Week 8, I will be learning how to change colors, but that video will come later. Enjoy for now!

Oh, also time for some comments from myself.
A) I hadn't realized this right away (not until Week 4, actually), but my videos seem to depict me as left-handed, which I am not. I use a Mac and the built-in camera swaps your image, which I knew but forgot while recording. This really doesn't mean anything to anyone most likely, but I feel the need to specify.
B) I want to give a shoutout to Emma and her blog, Snip and Stitch, which can also be found on my Blogs I Like list. She's a wonderful friend and a wonderful crafter, and I'm very pleased with all the help she's been giving me, so I'm doing a little ad-plug for her. GO LOOK AT HER AWESOME-NESS! :D

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Knitting Video Project: Week 4

This week, I brag about how (comparatively) awesome I've become at the knit stitch, and show you what may or may not be a purl stitch, and the subsequent stockinette stitch! Shazam!

Thursday, September 22, 2011



So, a bit of an apology. The Week 1 video didn't get posted due to some technical difficulties (i.e. I was being silly and not understanding file conversion), and then I got horribly sick and missed Week 2. So here I am at Week 3! I've made some awesome progress (failing at everything to casting on like a boss to making a knit stitch like a...person who has a very basic grasp of knitting!) and I'm finally posting the videos!

Week 1

Week 2/3

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wow, has it really been so long?

Damn, haven't posted since December?! Time flies! I didn't do terribly more crafting last spring semester, and my computer was out of commission for most of the summer, despite me crafting like a fiend. But, I'm going to start picking up here again. I'm sort of starting fresh in a way, not deleting what I have or anything but also not going back and trying to remember everything I did and did not finish, because I'm totally lazy like that. I intend to treat the blog the same, talking about what I'm working on and what I've finished and the like, I'm just not bothering to go back and explain what I've done.

The main reason I want to start up again is because I do like to write about my crafting, but the other is actually for a class. Part of one of my classes is that I need to pick a skill and work on improving it over the next 10 weeks, uploading videos and stuff. I immediately thought of knitting, my white whale of the crafting world. I don't really want to post the videos on YouTube or anything, but then I remembered: WAIT I HAVE MY CRAFT BLOG AND THIS IS RELEVANT TO CRAFTING! So I will be uploading the videos here. Woo!

Anyway, that's about it for now. My first video is due so that'll be up in a little while (*cough when I'm done recording it cough*), and I'll be posting a video a week after that, and hopefully more non-video posts too, as I try to get back into the habit of craftblogging.