My First Blog Entry

Hi everyone! My name's Joe. I know I've been reading and commenting on posts for a little while now, but I decided that I should try to share some of my own work and submitting posts of my own =)

I think I should start by saying a little bit about myself. I'm a college student studying Musical Theatre and Interpreting for the Deaf, and somehow in my spare time managed to pick up knitting. My grandmother taught me how to knit and purl about a year-and-a-half ago, and it's just been crazy since then learning to make scarves and hats, and all kinds of crazy things, and now I'm finally getting better at following patterns, etc.

Some projects I'm working on now include a pair of gloves for my brother for Christmas (my first pair of gloves, actually, which has been both exciting and frustrating), a cable knit scarf for my brother-in-law (which has been exciting and surprisingly easy), and lace doily for my grandmother based on the Stor Lysedug pattern that TomH so generously posted on this website =) I'm including a couple pictures of the lace, which I've currently got on a circular, so it was hard to take good pictures. I'm using a little bit heavier yarn than I think is typical, but since it's my first lace project I'm a little unsure. At the very least, I'm happy with the way it looks, which is all that matters.

Anyway, I want to say thank you for welcoming me to this website. I've enjoyed reading all of your posts and slowly getting to know those of you that I've had brief transactions with, and I look forward to meeting/getting to know all of you. Hope all is well!


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albert's picture

Welcome, Joe- your doily looks nothing like a first effort- coming along beautifully! Post some pics of your other projects when you get a chance.

PieintheSky88's picture

Thanks Albert! I'll definitely keep posting pictures as I take them =)

*All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today in any scene.*
~Meryl Streep

*All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today in any scene.*
~Meryl Streep

Jaredsfa2004's picture

congrats on your first post, I hope more too come... And amazing photo of that doily!

ronhuber's picture

Thanks for sharing - I am always amazed and inspired when I see what others are doing.

Kilted Knitter's picture

Welcome, and your doing a great job! Keep up the good work and keep on sharing.

rc_in_sd's picture

Your stitches look really even, Joe - nice job! Welcome, and keep posting.

scottly's picture

Nice doily - I would say you are a natural at lace. It's fun isn't it. Welcome to MWK, I can't wait to see more of your work.

PaulJMC's picture

Thanks for posting Joe - your work looks fantastic!

Nice to hear from you


In cielo non c'e vino...beviamolo sulla terra!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Hi, Joe - From another! Welcome. Nice doily pattern. Don't worry about too thick will make a nice table mat. Your work is very smooth and even and I look forward to seeing more photos. I wish I had a digital camera, allowing me to post photos. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

PieintheSky88's picture

Thank you so much everyone for your kind words! It's so nice to hear from all of you, I'm excited to get to know everyone =)


*All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today in any scene.*
~Meryl Streep

*All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today in any scene.*
~Meryl Streep

MMario's picture



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

RickMartin's picture

Hi Joe!

You mastered the circular start for the doily - that's far from beginning - you must be a natural. It looks great and I can't wait to see more!