Getting to Know Me – Part One of Three

As I enter into the world of blogging, you must be thinking, who is this girl anyway who claims to know a thing or two about knitting?  I mean, I would be asking that!  In an effort to satisfy that very question, I have decided to share a few projects with you that may give you a sense of who I am as a knitter.  Somehow, as I perused my finished projects to make that choice (in Ravelry), the projects naturally fell into three categories:  Fame, What’s Old is New Again, and Capes Ponchos Fawnchos, Oh My!  I will share these categories over the next few weeks beginning with:

FAME

They say that everyone, at some point in their life, has at least fifteen minutes of fame, phrase first coined by the world renowned artist, Andy Warhol.  I have wondered if I’ve had my fifteen minutes.  Maybe, when I was a young teenager and asked to represent Camp Sprucelands, a Horse Back Riding Camp; to ride in the annual horse show at the Erie County Fair!

Maybe my fame was when my child was born.  I mean, at that time, in her World, I would have been famous in her eyes…  or maybe, when I was the keynote speaker at a Superintendent’s Conference Day for a local school district when I was working on my Administrative degree.

Perhaps my fame has been the requests for “feature photo” for specific knitting patterns on the website called Ravelry, a free online community for knitters and crocheters.  Ravelry is like Facebook whereby people from around the world join this free online community and  post projects, affectionately called FOs (finished objects), participate in forums talking to fellow knitters and/or crocheters,  and post patterns, yarns, and the like.  We support one another by bookmarking or “hearting” each other’s projects and  leaving comments in our message box about  skills, or choice of yarns, or taste in design and/or color.  And, on occasion that nice message might be a request from the designer or a volunteer editor asking if your photo could be used as the “feature photo” for that garment.

In this case, it was the designer Norah Gaughan, herself, who asked for this photo to represent her pattern called Surface.  (I affectionately call it Chocolate.)

Having a love affair with Vogue Knitting through the years, I was particularly excited when this photo was asked to be used, Brandon Mably’s Union Jack, affectionately known to me as Jack and Me.

Also, Brandon Mably’s color block dress, both of these photos below, are the feature photos for this pattern.

On the other hand, maybe I have yet to experience my fifteen minutes of fame…