Monday, August 23, 2010

My first blog post...

So here goes post number one…

My name is Chester… I have lived in Southern California for all 26 years of my life… Born and raised in Los Angeles, I’ve moved around a bit (mostly in L.A. suburbs) but have found my way back to L.A. Proper.

I have been knitting for over 7 years now… and little did I know that 7 years ago that I had stumbled across a hobby that I would love so much.  It’s rare to find me not knitting… and when you do find me not knitting, you’ll find me crocheting (not too likely, I prefer to knit!), sewing (more likely), or even spinning my own yarn (even more likely!).

To this day, I remember the first time I picked up the needles…. I was 19… and setting out to make a scarf for the man… well, “boy” really… I loved. Working from a skein of Red Heart Super Saver in a variegated white and green (his favorite color), and red size 8 Aluminum Needles by Susan Bates. It was scratchy, and the color pooling made it look like a 60’s Ombre throwback, but the moment he saw the finished product, I knew I was hooked. Not only because of the therapeutic calm that would overtake me when I was working on the scarf, but just from the look on his face… the “oh my god, you made this?” scrutiny paired with the amazed “this is for me?” expression. I’ve been addicted ever since. The relationship between this man (boy), has long since fizzled out… but my obsession and passion for knitting has been burning brighter than ever. Although knitting is often seen as antiquated, and a female oriented activity; it has become one of the most fulfilling parts of my identity as a man, a man who knits for himself and those he loves.

So let’s get rolling, and we’ll see what tomorrow brings!

- Chester
a.k.a. DeceptiveCookie


  1. hi chester,
    just found your blog through rav. - congratulations!!!!!!
    i'll be following you :)

  2. you're 26?

    can't wait to read your blog!