Welcome to Yarn Harlot. I’ve been toying with blogging for a while, and My good friend Ken must have agreed, since he’s gifted me with this setup. Pretty slick eh? It’s gotta be a coincidence that he agreed right after I started e-mailing him pictures of wool. I think he thought blogging would give me a broader victim base. I feel pressured to come up with something good, and what with this being the first entry ever, I decided to go with a healthy dose of justification. Without further ado..I give you The Top Ten Reasons I Should Do A Knitting Blog.
10. I knit.
9. I write. Usually about knitting. This should help.
8. I have a computer, high speed access, and a friend who knows how to work it. I myself do not. (As an aside, if anyone has translated the Movable type manual from whatever the hell language it’s in into English…I’d like to hear about it) My good friend Ken speaks fluent blog, has been plied with wooly items, knows how to knit and is making this site go. He’s a genius.
7. I spin too. It’s gripping. Really. Since I spin pretty badly, this blog should serve as an ego boost to other spinners out there. Visit often, feel better about yourself. It’s just a little public service I offer.
6. I have the attention span of a gnat. While this is a drawback to life in general, I think it’s a plus for blogging since it should mean that what I’m on about today will bear no resemblance to tomorrow. Makes it hard to get things done, but why would you care?
5. If I could find a network of other knitters who would be interested in what I’m doing, then I could conceivably stop harassing my non-knitting friends and family who currently have to pretend that they care about knitting, yarn and my lumpy, overspun spinning escapades.
4. I got me a digital camera, and what is probably an unhealthy degree of interest in taking pictures of my knitting.
3. I make mistakes, tons of them. If I can save just one knitter from the tragedy of knitting error…well, My loss should be someone’s gain.
2. I am an equal opportunity yarn harlot. I’ll knit anything, oh…except toilet paper covers, super bulky sweaters, barbie clothes, willie warmers, most things in yellow, neon variegated acrylic yarn, or crochet ripple stitch baby blankets in…well, any colour really.
1. I have a cat. While she doesn’t knit, and so will not figure largely in the blog, a survey of other knitting blogs has revealed to me that it might be a prerequisite.

18 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. But I do care about knitting, yarn and lumpy, overspun spinning escapades. Really. Desperately. Can’t live without them. Honestly.
    Awesome kick-off!

  2. Welcome to the Blogosphere, doll.
    Appropriately, I read your entry while turning the heel on a sock (Lang JaWoll – you can go on about sock knitting next) and finishing the blocking on a scarf (ancient Classic Elite Avalon, a angora/alpaca/lambswool blend that felts if you so much as look at it funny).
    I may be in your neck of the woods 2/14-16. It depends on the arifares.

  3. Felicitations, Steph! You have now joined the very small but necessary list of literate knitting blogs.
    I am swooning with joy that you’ve decided to jump in.
    Photos are always good, even photos of poorly executed spinning.
    Don’t talk TOO much about the requisite cat, and we could be friends forever.
    You may, however, as far as I am concerned, discuss Newfoundland and its culture, language and music as often as you wish.

  4. The world welcomes another well-spoken knitter to the ranks of blogging. It’s nice to see you.
    Now I have to decide on who to take off my “Blogs I Read” section to include yours. Unlike some of the other knit-bloggers, I am very selective. Yours is a no-brainer.

  5. Thanks for the welcome. Kath, I’ll try to just have enough “cat” to keep my right-to-blog. Leigh, can’t wait to see you, I could use a knitterly lunch in chinatown. Joe, can I pick who you take off your “blogs I read” section?

  6. LOL…I’m hoping folks won’t notice that I’ve already done it…and who it was. But I can always reverse it, if you had a different idea about the least favorite blogs.

  7. It’s about time!!! I’m so glad to see you poking your head above the Knitterlands and escaping into the blogosphere. Will look forward to amusing tales of fiber. You will definitely have a place in my links 🙂

  8. I really don’t understand what everyone’s issue is with willie warmers. Willies are extremities, and they deserve to be protected…

  9. For God’s sake Ken, give it up. I am not knitting you a willie warmer. Ever. I don’t care how cold it gets here.
    Let’s never speak of this again.

  10. Another knitting blog! Goody! 🙂
    And another kitty! Yay!
    (Says this occasional knitter-spinner who has to make do with the neighbor’s cat.)

  11. You know you’re far gone on the spinning when you start in on the cat’s hair… Lumpy is expected there, by the way, and just fine. Plies well with silk. BTDT!

  12. Hello knitting blogger. I am a knitter playing at getting up a blog as well. This weekend I was knitting mitts and finishing socks and starting socks and just enjoying horrible weather to all get out. Say a prayer of thanks for your computer friend. Every new thing I add to my blog, I add in fear. I have the digital cam, some neat photo softwear, but this FTP upload thing has me tweaked for the moment. It’s fun to love one thing so much (knitting) that I am willing to venture into another somethiing new to share it. ( blog technicals.) Take care. Much love.– on needles now 1.0 a dale of Norway Nagano, 2. plum colored 2X2 rib sport weight merino wool crew socks, 3. Ripple in pink verigated kroy sock wool for my sweet sixteen year old doll baby of a daughter.

  13. I love your writing. I am another yarn crazed Canadian knitter. Thanks for some much needed laughs. I am sending your blog url to all my knit friends.

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