Friday, August 19, 2016

Connecting with a wider audience

After many encouragements from my weekly knitting group, I recently joined Instagram as aminaknitting. I was hesitant for a long time because I was afraid of getting addicted to it!
I barely have enough time to play the Sims and knit all the things!!

I was afraid I was going to get caught up in admiring everyone's work, get distracted by shiny new yarns and spend a lot of time on my phone. See in my makeup days, I was very active on makeup and beauty forums. In the midst of that I forgot to invest the same energy to make long-lasting friendships in my local community. 

I've also read many articles about the dangers of portraying an Instagram perfect life whereas the reality was far from it. With much apprehension I joined and to my biggest surprise so far I really like!
It has been fun to search hashtags and see projects from different countries and described in different languages. I have also enjoyed seeing what inspires people to create things for themselves or as gifts.
Most importantly, it has motivated me to work on my sock drawer :)

I just finished my second pair of socks for this year!!!

Pattern: Basketweave Sock by Anne Hanson

Yarn: Unwind Yarn Company Journey Sock in "Laura loves Unwind"

Progress picture: knitting at a small coffee shop