Quick Knitting Info
|Preferred Cast-on:||Long tail|
|Tension Control:||One yarn wrap around middle finger, one or more wraps around index finger|
|Favorite Online Yarn Shop:||Knit Picks|
|Favorite Needles:||Knit Pick’s interchangeable harmony wood circular needles|
|Favorite Project:||Estonian lace scarf for my niece, Molly|
My start to knitting came as one of my yearly new hobbies I decided to try out. I started late summer of 2009 by renting a DVD and some books from the library and things took off from there.
My name is Leslie and I live in the western suburbs of Chicago. I wasn’t all that consistent with knitting until late 2010 when I decided to knit some Christmas presents. It was an impulsive decision that was made quite late. I ended up knitting more hours a day than ever before and for a longer time frame than before. Since then I’ve been addicted and get quite irritable if I go too long without a knitting project.
My dad gets the credit for the name of the blog. As my knitting addiction has grown my dad will often greet me with a question on how many stitches I have left in my current project. While I was working on the Diatom Shawl and discussing how there are nearly 60,000 stitches he modified the Lao Tzu quote of “A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.” I told him I liked it and would use it and I did. =)
I can be reached here on the blog, at singlestitchknit [at] gmail [dot] com, and I also have a Ravelry account with user name singlestitchknit.