The Left-Handed Crafter

Do we make a cute blanket or what?

Do we make a cute blanket or what?

Remember the other day when I bought a bunch of white yarn to mix into the Mitered Square Blanket (MSB)?  I was a little dubious at first as to how the blanket would handle such a bright white, but I think it’s growing on me.  The colors are all pastel anyway, so I think the white will fit right in.  And besides, “white says summer” (as Ann and Kay so adorably put it in their book), and this is most definitely summer knitting.  Oh, bright white yarn, you had me at hello.  : )

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Even their shiny pink logo is adorable!

Even their shiny pink logo is adorable!

Now that I’m reinvigorated with knitterly excitement, I checked out the website of my favorite local yarn shop (LYS) to see what was new, thinking that a trip and a little purchase were in order.  But lo and behold, I found that this yarn nirvana is going out of business after six years of serving the Greenwich, CT community with all things warm and woolly.  How sad!

The Knitting Niche is truly an exceptional shop, somehow cramming a full range of mouth-watering yarns (from delicious cottons to exquisite cashmeres and alpacas) into a bright, friendly, and tiny storefront shop.  It was my favorite place to spend a Saturday afternoon fondling, sniffing, and even taking home a few specimens from their scrumptious collection.  I can’t believe I won’t be able to go back there and soak up the knitterly love anymore!

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After rediscovering the beloved Mitered Square Blanket (and also discovering that I was almost out of the appropriate yarn!), I went to my local Michael’s to restock.  I had decided to add a bunch of white to the blanket (it’s summer and I’ve got white on the brain), and I also picked up a skein of most of the other colors I had already been working with.  Here’s my haul:

New yarn for the Mitered Square Blanket

New yarn for the Mitered Square Blanket

Not bad, right?  They didn’t have any of the bright pink, but I figure I can just pick it up another time.  The interesting thing about this pile of future-miters is that I almost got into a fight with the Michael’s yarn section employee to get it.  Yarn shopping shouldn’t be this difficult, seriously!

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Mitered Square Blanket from "Mason-Dixon Knitting"

Mitered Square Blanket from "Mason-Dixon Knitting"

There’s nothing like an almost 4-day, commitment-free holiday weekend to dig out an old project and pick up like you never left.  Oh, Mitered Square Blanket, how I’ve missed you!  You were so dear to my heart when we first met, but I’ve neglected you terribly, tucking you away in my coffee table drawer for all this time, ditching you for non-crafty activities.  Shame on me, really. Can you ever forgive me???

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Welcome to The Left-Handed Crafter!  : )  This site isn’t much, but it’s my little home on the web where I can post and share my crafty progress, questions, frustrations, and triumphs.  I am a life-long craft addict, and my various apartments over the years have all been littered with dejected, half-finished, hopeless projects of all shapes, sizes, and crafty varieties.  Although my craft/knitting projects have fallen behind in the past few years, it is my hope that starting up this site will get me back on track, keep me honest, and perhaps even inspire me to dust off and breathe some life back into my old projects.  Maybe I’ll even – *gasp* – actually finish something!  But I’m not holding my breath on that one.  : )

I do things backwards, on purpose.

Hi there!

Name: Carolyn

Location: Westchester, New York

Affliction: Left-handed, left-brained craft addict

Warning: I knit backwards. If you feel yourself twitching at the very thought, take a deep breath and hold a mirror up to the screen. Trust me, it will be ok. : )

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