Hello World!

Starting blogs is always awkward.  It’s like trying to break the ice at a party, but instead of just one person looking at you, the whole internet is watching.  It’s very weird, and there is a lot of pressure to say something witty.

Well, I don’t have much witty to say, so I suppose I’ll just share my vision of what this blog will become.  (And I can always edit this post later if I come up with some fantastic introductory post and I want to rewrite history.  Yay computers!)

On The Needles is going to be a resource for new and intermediate knitters looking for a friend to hang out with and talk knitting.  I will be posting original patterns, tutorials, and inspiration.  I love everything about knitting, and want to share my enthusiasm for such a fantastic hobby.

My mom taught me how to knit when I was just a kid, and I have pretty much consistently had at least one project on my needles for the last 15 years.  I mostly knit garments (I love making sweaters and shawls), but I have done some other weird projects, too (I knit an anatomically correct worm model when I worked in a biology lab for a couple years).  I enjoy designing my own patterns, and dying and spinning my own yarn, because I am a little bit of a control freak.

So, I’d love to hear from you, readers!  Let me know what you want to see, what projects you want to make, and what questions you are itching to have answered.

And, before I start rambling on too long, I will leave you with this little guy to brighten your day:

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Keep on knitting!

-Allison

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