Well Hello There All

Thought I would say hello to everyone, I have been reading MWK for about six months now and thought it was about time I actually joined the community. I have been knitting for about a year and a half, had a girlfriend tell me to make her something for her birthday...had already made her a jewlery box and went wandering thru the craft store looking for something else to do and found knitting. I havent stopped since then...though for six months of that time I have been working 60-100 hrs per week. (yeah, my job is hell some times.) Other things about me:

Age: 24
Location: Corvallis, OR
Occupation: Student
Beer: Anything Wheat, McMenamins preferably.
Knitting history: I have made about 10 scarves, all of different kinds, all completely unique. I could never make up my mind on the pattern...so they changed a bit from start to finish. I made one sock, and might one day make the other. I just went to a knitting/crochet expo in Portland and got tons more sock weight yarn that I will hope to make into socks someday. I do data entry day all day, so knitting sometimes takes the backseat to tired hands. I have always loved multi-colored knits (though I mainly wear solid colors,) so I just made my first hat, and am working on a second, both with Fair Isle Patterns. I have started and ripped out a sweater about four times, it just was taking too long...so now I am going to do one in worsted weight, rather than whatever weight goes with size threes. The girlfriend dumped me recently so I am stuck on what to work on next, as I have no one to knit for anymore. Most of my friends knit, and I am teaching those that do not. Here are some of my projects. http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrew_niehus/
Other Hobbies: When I am not working, or pretending to care about college, I am a very active ballroom dancer, a former World of Warcraft addict, avid reader, and have a small obsession with fish (I only have 5 tanks.)

RareSteek's picture


Welcome to the group, Andrew. I see that you have already been afflicted by the proverbial 'Single Sock Syndrome', a common malady among knitters. Some recover, some never do. One solution for it is to cultivate friends who are amputees. Gread hat, btw.



ManMadeKnits's picture

We should start a group for former WoW Addicts who now knit. I took up knitting specifically to quit video games. Amen brotha

"The only sin is mediocrity." --Martha Graham

Welcome Andrew. I look forward to seeing more of your stuff cause that hat is great!

crmartin's picture

Welcome to MWK Andrew! I agree with the others, the hat is beautiful. Looking forward to hearing more from you.



Welcome Andrew! Love the hat.

Banjo Lee Jones

MMario's picture

Welcome to MWK! Salt water or freshwater tropical?

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

NonStopAndrew's picture

I have Freshwater fish right now, I have three 10 gallon tanks, a 20 gallon tank...and just actually bought a 30 gallon tank from what turned out to be a meth house.