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KnitPicks Order

Hey Everyone! 

This past Friday, December 9th, I had put in an order through KnitPicks for some year and double point needles. 

I had ordered 4 skeins of KnitPicks Palette yarn in Finnley Heather and 4 skeins of KnitPicks Palette yarn in Marble Heather. The Finnley Heather is more of a light grey, while the Marble Heather is a medium grey. I should point out that I am not usually much of a grey person, though in the past 3 years it has grown on me since I worked at a knitting studio a few years ago. While I worked there my favorite yarns were the 100% cashmeres made by Todd & Duncan. I wouldn’t expect anything less than amazing yarn from a Scottish Company, and that is where the yarns shipped from. My favorite color we had was called “Storm” which was a very dark grey or an off black. 

The Palette yarn is 100% Peruvian Highland Wool. I love working with Wool, and love how the woolen projects turn out. 

I also bought a 6 set pack of double point needles, containing: US Size 0 (2.00 mm), US Size 1 (2.25 mm), US Size 1 (2.50 mm), US Size 2 (2.75 mm), US Size 2 (3.00 mm), and US Size 3 (3.25 mm). I am wanting to try making more socks. That is part of why I bought more DPN in multiple sizes. The last two pairs of socks I had knit were still too loosely knit, and my feet were still frozen. That is part of why I am going to try knitting socks with wool and using smaller needles, like the size 0 or the size 1’s. When I thought the 2.75 mm size 2 needles were small the 0 and size 1 needles are so small, which will mean tighter knit and warmer socks. 

My obsession with socks really comes down to the fact that I really enjoy trying new projects and the fact that I need some good winter hiking / boot socks that will keep my feet warm without being overly thick and uncomfortable. 

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Winter Time Projects

Hey Everyone!

This is my favorite time of year to be working on knitting projects, when the weather is cold, and it gets dark early. There is something about  curling up with a good movie or tv show, a cup of hot tea and my knitting that I just love. 

I know I am crazy since I have four projects going, three of which are scarves and one is a knit for kids Sweater, which I am trying to get done before the end of the year. 

Even crazier, well to non needle crafters is having a knitpicks order on its way, which I will blog about when I get it in. 

One of the scarves I am working on, I am using acrylic yarn. I honestly don’t know why I am using acrylic other than that I had it, and I plan to use the scarf as more of a utility / work scarf when I go outside to work or am going to be doing something where I don’t want to wear one of my nice woolen ones, as I tend to do more elaborate designs in them. Yes I am fully aware that back in the olden days people made everything out of wool and when it wore out they made another one. I guess my generation is showing a bit, but at the same time it’s not. I was taught that when you have something nice you take extra care of it to help make it last longer since nice things cost money and money doesn’t grow on trees. 

I am also trying to spend less time attached to my phone and computer and spend more time knitting or reading books. I love reading, but the last few months I have spent way to much time wasting time on my phone and computer. Due to that waste of time I am now trying to spend more time doing what I love, getting projects completed and working through my plastic tubs of yarn. I would love to be able to use up all the yarn I have in my acrylic – for sweaters tub. All the kids that could get a nice warm sweater from the yarn would be amazing. 

While I was looking for work a few years ago, there was a year in which I had knit up 17 sweaters. I am still amazed that I made that many, yet at the same time I am not. I was bored, jobs were (and still are) scarce, and needed something productive to do. I really enjoy working on projects for kids in need.