Hello everyone! I know that, for now, “everyone” consists of me, my cat Molly, and a very reluctant boyfriend named Robert, but hello nonetheless! I’m Ally of GreenbugKnits.
I am a beginner knitter in the truest sense. I picked up my first set of Michael’s purchased needles about five years ago, did three knit stitches and called it a wash. I took up knitting/crafting again with a fervor after really not enjoying myself the first time around about three months ago, and am hooked… oh puns.
I currently reside in the middle of nowhere Connecticut, but am “from” Brooklyn, NYC. There are quotes around that because I’m really from a bunch of places, but I chose to make New York my home for seven years, so for all intent and purposes, Bushwick, is in fact, home.
I don’t have a favorite colorway, or anything like that, but I can tell you honestly that I detest knitting in dark colors. As a former New Yorker, black and it’s close relatives and I are well acquainted. In fact, I’d venture to say that 80% of my closet consists of blacks, so any pieces I knit to accent my wardrobe are to compliment my beautiful darks, not add to the drab. I also find that as a beginner, it is difficult for me to see and correct my errors in darker colors, and I’m sure with time I’ll develop an appreciation for those rich tones, but for now I will knit with all the unicorn poop skeins I can find.
I don’t know that this will turn into anything serious, or even if I’ll keep up with it, but if you’ve stumbled upon this, thanks for checking it out! I look forward to seeing where this drunken decision leads.
The Sunshine Shawl for Sad People by Sylvia Bo Bilvia (Jubilee Yarn Bamboo Wool in 983; Karbonz US size 5) Originally cast on April 27, 2015 Progress: 20%
Flying North Socks by Maria Montzka (Plymouth Happy Feet in Crayon; Addi Sock Rockets US size 1) Originally cast on April 19, 2015. Progress: ONE SOCK COMPLETED!