DAY 9 - What fiber or yarn do I love working with?
I love working with merino wool, not just because it’s soft, but because it produces a cleaner looking knit. Most other wools have little fibers poking out and look ruffled after you start working with it. Whereas merino leaves the stitches looking neat.
But since I’m a poor college kid, I can’t always afford merino. So I use acrylics for some projects (I can hear the yarn snobs cringing over the interweb). I particularly like Caron Simply Soft (pretty much for the same reasons why I love merino).
(Side note: I’m totally on board with the yarn snob opinion on Red Heart, though. No offense, but how in the world do some people think it’s acceptable to use that for garments?!)
reblog this if you are a knitting blog or at least post knitting so I can follow you! I’m going on a knitting rampage tonight and need more blogs!
Finally finished and wet-blocked! 28+ hours of work into my most intricate project to date. The yarn is a hand spun cotton blend, and the pattern is Scopes Hat on Ravelry. The finished hat went to the wonderful and beautiful Connie Phillips, who is about to go in for another major surgery and round of chemo. I love her so very much and hope the hat can help keep her spirits up.
I constructed this lovely tablet cozy for my mom in two days. The yarn is Peaches and Cream. I just did a garter stripe pattern with 24 cast on stitches. In retrospect, I should’ve done some edge stitches to ease sewing it all together. Oh well, it still turned out fine.
DAY 8 - What’s your most challenging project?
The second sock omg. A Celtic knot scarf I’m making for my best friend is a close second, but only because it has soooo many cables and it takes an hour to do nine rows of 44 stitches. It’s taking me forever to even get through my first skein on it.