absence makes the heart grow fonder…hopefully

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kastanjat beanie

so here’s the deal guys…i have really let this site go for way too long without updating/moving forward on this whole blogging/podcasting venture.

not that i’m wanting to feed you excuses but planning a wedding and having a full time job has almost completely eaten up my ambition and not to mention my time. [don’t worry i’ve had plenty of time for stress knitting and fun having in there as well. *see instagram account for proof :)]

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three-color-cowl

i thought i’d do a little bit of an update for anyone out there who’s actually following my knitting ventures.  i’m getting married next weekend [finally!], heading to key west to enjoy a quick honey moon with the hubby the following week, and then [at long last] i am going to be sitting down and structuring this in such a way that i can consistently be posting projects updates/cast ons and blog posts as well as film and post my first “LegacyKnitz” podcast.

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scalloped shawl

all of these goals have been a long time coming and i feel like i have dipped my toes into this fiber filled world just enough to understand my capacity and the general direction i want this site to go in. SO, this is my plea for y’all to stick with me as this momentous time in my life starts to wind down and my regular schedule begins to be established.  i promise you it will be worth the wait.

signing off as chelsea stokes and will be back shortly as chelsea zachorewitz ❤

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needles up people, click clack!

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time to branch out.

totally not in the mood to blog today but it’s been far too long and i miss it, so here we go…after a lovely chat with my very good friend Ally this morning, i’ve realized that it’s time to branch out in my sock knitting skills.  I have been making socks the exact same way for 5 months now.  [drop heel, cuff down, vanilla-esque] SO i decided to set some goals for the next three pairs of socks i make. ready, set, go!

1.  go toe-up.   never done it, need to try it.  i have the Flying North sock pattern printed out and ready to go for this one.  just need to nail down some awesome speckled yarn [have my eye on this gorgeous Lynai Confetti Cake] they’re gonna be gorge.

2.  fish lips kiss and after-thought. [and really any other kind of heel out there]  after doing heel flaps over and over again, i’m very eager to try both/all of these.  bonus: i also want to start plugging in a contrasting color for heels and toes.

3.  D.P.N.  I’ve only ever made socks on two circular needles and would like to take a whack at this quad-needle thing that so many of you are so talented at.  i’ve used DPNs for my barn raising squares but never socks.  they seem a little finicky for my liking, but i don’t want to rule them out without trying.

so there are my goals.  i find that setting goals is the best result-driving, technique-learning tool for me to use to motivate myself with my projects.  i feel such an incredible sense of accomplishment when goals are reached and a renewed sense of energy when i cast on my next goal-reaching venture.

so now i’m curious…i told you guys what drives me…but what is it that drives you to keep going on all of your WIPs? leave it in the comments!  i want to chit chat with any and all of you incredible crafters out there, so tell me wassup!

Welcome!

hi everyone, and welcome to LegacyKnitz!  my name is Chelsea and at the moment this is going to serve as my virtual [fiber art] craft room for anyone and everyone to come visit. {picture the coziest, warmly lit room with a hot pot of coffee brewing in the corner and over stuffed chairs everywhere with baskets full of yummy yarn} since i am so new to this glorious art form i am hoping this will be another door that i can open to continue my exploration, learn a thing or two [or a hundred] from all of you experienced knitters out there, and maybe even inspire some non-knitters that have always wanted to try.  so take a look around, kick up your feet and stay a while.  please disregard the mess as a lot of this site is still “waiting to be cast on”.