Wednesday, August 31, 2005

welcome to my new knitting blog!

i created this mostly so i can have a place to post and share photos of the stuff i knit, since i give most of it away. i also plan to ramble on about projects i'm working on and vegan yarn and knitting stores and stuff like that.

i just started knitting in the spring of 2005, and i'm definitely still a beginner. i've been a vegan for about 7 years so there was never any question in my mind that i'd use only non-animal yarns. i know knitters are very attached to their wool, but i love working with vegan yarns. each time i start a project i end up telling travis: "i love working with this yarn!"

i never would have suspected this about myself, but i have realized that i just love yarn. i think that's what i love most about knitting. it must be odd to people who aren't into knitting to say you love yarn.


Blogger michelleknits said...

Hey again,
I started knitting in the spring of this year, too! It was easy being vegan so long to only knit with vegan yarn. I think it's harder for people who become vegan once they are knitters to switch to the vegan yarns. But I love being around non-vegans and them feeling how soft and nice my yarn is. I always hope that they will buy that yarn instead of a wool for their next project.

Sat Sep 17, 07:44:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger jen said...

i agree that it seems harder for people who already knitters to switch.

i'm sympathetic to that -- going vegan was a long process for me as i cut out various animal products over a number of years. even without being a knitter, i think giving up wool was probably the hardest part of going vegan.

in knitting as in everything else, i totally applaud people for reducing their consumption of animal products as much as they can. every bit helps reduce animal suffering, even if you aren't 100% vegan. no one is REALLY 100% vegan anyway.

of course, i do always hope that eventually people will make the switch to giving up wool and, as you say, helping to spread the word about beautiful vegan yarn can only help that process.

Mon Sep 19, 09:54:00 AM GMT-5  

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