30 September 2015

the joiner...

I've never really been a joiner.  Being socially awkward makes it kinda difficult to join in conversations.  The last few years, since I started going to The Red Thread Retreats, I've become a little better about joining things.  I've participated in lots of online classes, mostly art related.  And, of course, there are the blog parties.  

Now I've decided to try joining a knit along or KAL.  I learned about the scoreboard kal here from Vicki of knitorious.  I've been going back and forth about whether or not I should try it.  I commented on her last post where she showed us progress and she was sweet enough to get in touch and encourage me to try it.  So....

Yep, I'm joining in.  I'm a little late (it's week four for pro) but that's okay.
Reasons for joining: 
 1-it would make a great birthday or xmas gift for my Steelers obsessed brother, or I may keep it for myself!  Either way he'll get it next year since the season won't be over until after the holidays.  
 2-learning something new
 3-knitting is fun!
 4 (the biggest reason) - I need something to knit while I watch the games and I can't work on my shrug because it is purple.  I know, I know...crazy talk.  That's okay, SteelerNation will understand.  :-)

So, I've joined into that.  Then I thought, hey, what about the Heels?  I could make one for them too!  Yep, when I go in, I go ALL IN.  I'll also be knitting a UNC Tarheels scoreboard.  (Hopefully!)  I have the materials and I've already set up a project for it on Ravelry.  It would also make a great gift for my brother or my mum.  

Back to joining.  So, earlier today I saw on Instagram about this thing called Inktober. It's a month long challenge to draw (in ink!) something every day.  Well, I'm pretty sure I'm going to participate in this too.  I'd like to work on drawing and this sounds like a good thing.  I don't know if I'll post about that here or on Instagram.  

There are also lots of blog parties/challenges happening but I haven't joined any of those.  I'm saving up my Halloween ideas for a special party. (I hope it is happening this year as I wasn't able to participate last year.)  

So, yeah, I guess you could say I'm a joiner now.  haha!

Hope you're having a great week.  We have the sun peeking out today.  Haven't seen it in a week and there is more and more rain coming our way starting tonight.

I'm off to start my scoreboard.  Are you joining any fun challenges/parties/projects in October?  I'd love to hear about them. 

thanks for stopping by, 
love & blessings

ps...the first photo up top shows my yarns for the scoreboard projects, the second is my progress on my shrug, and the last is what my crazy crochet blanket looks like right now. xo


Aine O'Brien said...

Oh, I am not a joiner - more of a quitter. But I applaud your brave venture into the world of others !!!

mxtodis123 said...

I've never been much of a joiner either. Always been kind of shy, socially inept. It is only since my retirement that I began reaching out and joining different activities. Totally enjoying it, too.

Magic Love Crow said...

Good for you!!! Happy for you! I've been away from blog land for too long! Coming by to say hi to everyone today ;o) Hugs ;o)