Another year, another blog...

Or something. So, some brief introduction, I guess. I'm Ellen... twenty, senior in college studying history and sociology with a gender studies minor. I've been knitting for almost six years (self-taught) and crocheting for about a week. My other hobbies include tech theatre (also my job) and photography. (For those interested, I have a Nikon D70 and a couple of lenses. Most of the shots you'll see here will be taken with a 50mm f/1.8. I'm kind of a nerd, so I'll probably include information about f-stop, shutter speed, et cetera whenever I post photos.)

I've never really been a person for the whole "new year's resolution" thing, but there are a few things I'm going for this year. Most of them, though, are admittedly pretty pragmatic: I should actually finish things I knit, and I need to cut down on my stash... especially because I'm going to be going abroad for an extended period of time at some point this summer. So I've spent a few days of my Christmas break going through my queue, tagging everything in it, and cutting down on some of the projects in it... although I'm still at 547 patterns. I've also been matching yarn I have to patterns, and sometimes to recipients (although a lot of times the recipient is me!).

So... my knitting plans for 2010. Finish up the stuff that's on the needles, but I have a few new projects planned in the near future. The one I'm most excited about is my NaKniMitMo project: spillyjane's ROBOMITTS (Rav link). I'm doing them in some Regia Silk I picked up in Germany sometime in late 2005 or early 2006. And so this post isn't just wordswordswords:

regia silk
f/4.5, 1/25.

The latest addition to my stash was a gift from my dear friend Knitguy: some gorgeous yarn from A Verb for Keeping Warm. It's Annapurna, a sport weight Merino/Cashmere/Nylon blend in the No. 9 colorway... a blend of blues and purples. I'm tentatively planning to do the Seeta Fingerless Gloves with it, but that might change.

f/4, 1/25.

Yay! That seems sufficient for a first post, especially since I don't know if anyone will actually read this... ;-)


  1. Yay you have a new blog and you got my package. I'm glad you like the yarn (despite the fact that some tea exploded and landed on it in transit on it).

  2. I'm bookmarking you. Happy Knitting.

  3. Finally, I am able to view your blog!


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