Thursday, March 3, 2016

Knit Vlog No. 1 | INTRO, sock knitting on small circs, gold leaf yarn

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If you're visiting the blog for the first time via YouTube, welcome! It's so nice to have you here, at my web home away from home.

If you're a regular blog reader and are wondering just what in the world wide web it is that I'm going on about, let me explain myself a bit.

So this past week I found myself with a little extra time on my hands as all of the kiddos took ill and so homeschool was cancelled. Or, instant but not very fun Spring Break.

Rather than do the responsible thing and cross off some of the many things on my To Do list that are in desperate need of my attention, I decided to dust off my YouTube channel. Because that makes complete sense and also because I tend to get distracted by shiny objects when I have many deadlines looming.

An added benefit was that I got to spend a lot of time with my oldest daughter Jillian working on the vlog. She isn't a big fan of being in front of the camera (neither am I, come to think of it, but I just pretend I'm chatting with a very good friend) but she is enjoying learning about what it takes to make a vlog and we have both been having a good time laughing at just how much we both have to learn about this. So, if nothing else, as a mother-daughter project it is a win (and I will try to see if I can coax her to the other side of the camera sometime to show off her creativity, too).

If you cannot get the video to play for you at the top of this post, you may watch it over on YouTube at this link:

This post was created to share some of the links for the things I've talked about in this past week's vlog and also to introduce this latest harebrained scheme idea and share it with all of you.



In the very first Knit Vlog I talked about what my idea for the vlogs is all about and why I want to create these videos.

I also mentioned ...

How I knit my socks on small circular needles. I've got a more detailed blog post about this here.

Susan B. Anderson's blog post detailing how she makes her socks.

I currently have three different pairs of socks on the needles. They are:
- Octopus' Garden socks
- Teal and Rainbow scrapyarn socks
- and some socks in Red Heart's CONGO that I haven't started a Ravely page for yet

I'm knitting a Red Rasta Cowl. However, mine is neither red or very "rasta." Here are the details:
- Ravely link for the project
- Yarn is Gold Leaf from Lion Brand
- Needles are Knitter Pride Dreamz fixed circular size US 15 10.00mm
- pattern can be found here at Ewe Knit Toronto

As I said in the vlog, the idea I have in my head is that every time I pick up my knitting needles I will also pick up a camera and record at least a little snippet of it. I really want to document my life as a knitter, tell my knitting stories.

If this is something that sounds interesting to you, then keep an eye on my YouTube channel because I hope to have weekly Knit Vlogs posted there from now on. And, with a little luck and organization, once a week I'll document all of my notes from those vlogs here on the KEF blog.

I'm aiming for Thursdays, but you know how that goes, my busy creative friends, right? We aim for something and sometimes it works and sometimes, well, sometimes it doesn't.

Okay, right. So that is all I can think of that I need to share with you here by way of Knit Vlog introduction and notes from the very first one.

Thanks for playing along!

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