Happy New Year, everyone! I hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday!
I want to take some time to reintroduce myself. I've belonged to this forum for several years, but the last couples years, I've been more of a lurker. I was also without the internet there for a while with the exception of my smart phone, but now I've got a new computer, and am reconnect to the net. In the new year, I want to become more involved on this forum to share and learn with all you fine folk. I've always enjoyed reading and seeing all of your projects and happenings. Especially nice to see other male knitters. Even though I belong to two knit groups in my area, I'm the only the guy in both of them. I love the ladies to death, and they're always hoot, but it's also nice to communicate with guys who knit as well.
So a little about myself... My name is Zach, I'm 25, and I live in Springfield, OH. I was taught to knit by my grandma, when I was about 16. She taught me the basic knit, and purl, and then taking things in my own hands and learning from online tutorials, I've become more advance. Now, I give her lessons when I see her... lol I like to make a lot of different things; sweaters, scarves, shawls, socks, hats, etc. I tend to do a lot of gift knitting as well. If you would like to check out some of my projects, I'm Superi on ravelry as well. I've got quite a few projects on there, but I'm not always the most deligent about posting them on there. I'm hoping to start being better about that.
In the next year, I would like to start designing, and publishing some of my own designs. I've had quite a few ideas flying around in my head for a while now, and it's time to get them written down. I'm also always making stuff up on the fly, and adjusting projects to my liking. I think it's time to use that inspirations and know how to good use. I will probably start off making my stuff free at first until I get more knowledgible and experienced. This will also be a learning experience for me as well. I'm not to familiear with adobe, and creating pdf files. That seems to be the easiest way to get patterns off ravelry, and to save them to a computer for ease in returning to them, or printing them off. If anyone knows of a resource, or tutorial on this... that would be a great help.
Here's to a great new knitterly year! :-)