Friday, February 09, 2007

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I would just like to thank you guys for the discussion. Just by reading your comments, I learned so much about you guys. For example, I didn't know that you guys had ancestry in Lithuania, or a Turkish background, or an Asian mom (I have not linked to your blogs because I'm not sure if you would like that info to be shared with other people). It just goes to show that if we just dig a bit deeper, we can learn so much more about who we are as people and come out smarter than before. Saying "I'm white" or "I'm Native American" is not enough for me. I want to know that you're Cherokee, or part Jewish with a bit of Italian. I love how mixed up I am (African, British, Dutch, Portuguese, Carib and Arawak Indian) and I'm sure you guys appreciate your past as well. For those of us that are ashamed of that, don't be. Rejoice in the diversity that is the United States, no matter how much the media tries and tell you that immigrants are taking over this country. Immigrants have been doing that since the British (the first set of immigrants) establish Jamestown (a colony in Virginia) in 1607!

Back to the Knitting

So my wonderful boyfriend got me a subscription to this wonderful publication. Isn't he sweet? I'm also hard at work on the vest that unfortunately I dont' think I could make a pattern out of for publishing here. It is mainly because one of the yarns I'm using is scrap from Argentina, and they don't have ball bands on their stuff so I'm not even sure what fiber content there is or how many yards I have of it. Also, I just can't wrap my mind around pattern writing while making the math work out for me. I wish there was some kind of class at my LYS that teaches how to write patterns. Maybe there's resources online, but I would prefer to be with a real person teacher. Maybe clothes is too complicated for me and I should start with something smaller. I don't consider myself to be a fashion designer (hell, I haven't gone shopping in like 6 months now). Still, I would love to one day write a pattern up, even if it is a simple one, for you guys to knit. Besides, patterns get your name out there. Ever heard of Saunshine? She just came out with this little number too.

3 comments:

meg said...

what a sweet boyfriend. i've contemplated getting that subscription myself.

pattern writing certainly isn't easy but i'll bet you can do it sooner or later.

love that vest by saun. super cute and looks easy, too!

gray la gran said...

kelly, i applaud you for your previous post. you put the questions out there. you address an issue, and ask for feedback. fearlessly ....
we should all speak out, with courtesy, and, not lie. not many reponded, and i think because it was a "touchy subject" ...... but, diversity makes the work spin 'round. and understanding, learning, knowledge, ...

we learn from each other. we just need to find a forum where we can express our thoughts without inciting serious conflict/differences. hmmm ........

how's that knitting coming along?! ;)

yes, let's knit :)

del said...

Wow, BF is sweet--I like VK a lot. If sweaters seem too big of a project to start with, by all means, start with something smaller like hats or even socks. I doubt I'll ever design a sweater but I can see myself doing socks.