Knitters gonna knit

November 28th

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Current projects:

– Boot cuffs

– Beanies

– Cabled headbands

While I’m working away on these holiday projects, I’ve noticed a good change in this craft. My skills are getting better (tension more even) and my patience has lessened. This too is a good thing because I no longer have any patience for acrylic yarn. Crap needles. Patterns that aren’t working after a good 2 hours. I’d rather spend a bit more for the bamboo needles, soft, cushy yarns and frog it when it just doesn’t look right.

I’m researching packaging designs for the holidays. I like to include a bit of information about the yarn used (in case of wool allergies, and so the recipient has care and washing instructions) and a bit of extra yarn in case the item needs future mending. These ideas are pretty rad for those also giving hand knits this season.

What are you working on?

~K

 

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6 Responses

  1. Knitting is evil!!!! I cannot believe you are going to make that beautiful beanie – it seriously seems impossible to someone like me, who just now barely got the grasp of a simple two-color cowl!

  2. I just made a pair of boot cuffs for the daughter (Paton’s Classic Wool Roving). She is also getting a crocheted orange tabby draft dodger for her old Victorian apartment (Vanna’s Choice Acrylic). I’m getting close to completing a pair of socks for my son on size 2 needles (hand dyed from my LYS). I’m enjoying it all, but I really only like nice yarns for things that touch the skin.

  3. Kelli, i’ve slowly replaced all my needles with bamboo. Also discovered THIS pattern, which is very easy and looks gorgeous all knit up…and with the Quince yarn, which is also lovely to work with. A quick project with 2 skeins and about 6 hours knitting makes for great gifts.

    http://quinceandco.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_13&products_id=51

  4. After two completed sweaters for baby humans, I’ve started my first sweater for an adult human I am counting on to, like the babie, have absolutely no opinion about the fit and the precision of the construction of it, my husband! Here’s crossing fingers it will be completed by Hanukkah 2015!!

  5. After two completed sweaters for baby humans, I’ve started my first sweater for an adult human I am counting on to, like the babies, have absolutely no opinion about the fit and the precision of the construction of it, my husband! Here’s crossing fingers it will be completed by Hanukkah 2015!!

  6. I have half a hat knit for Josiah to match the one I made for Matt recently. “plenty” of leftover yarn turned out to be only half a hat… so now I’m trying to scheme a way to get back to the yarn store with very inconvenient hours to get more. And I guess Sam will be getting a matching hat now, too?

    Also just made a cross stitched snowflake on a burlap square canvas thingy that I found at a craft store for $5. Very proud of myself for using a bit of leftover yarn and two evenings’ time to make something so pretty that I can hang every year!

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