The Knitterly Hooker

Posts Tagged ‘instagram’

Knit Tag

In community challenges, knitting on March 16, 2015 at 9:42 am

1. How much time do you spend knitting? Recently it hasn’t been that often and rather sporadic. It may be once a week,if that. Sometimes it’s a bit more. The point being that it’s much too infrequent than I would like. Ideally, it would be 3 consecutive hours daily.

2. What is your favorite yarn and why?This is a toughie. Late last year and this year so far, I’ve come across and knitted with, a couple yarns I’ve now called my favorites. These are : Rowan Lima, Woolfolk Far, Dream In Color Groovy, Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted…I also like Cascade. This question trips me up because the more I think about it, the more yarn I want to add here!lol

3. What size of needles do you most often knit with?Between 8’s and 10’s. I like working with bulky yarns a lot. I would say super bulky for how quickly it works up, but those large needles are cumbersome and clumsy to work with.

4. How big is your stash right now? NEXT QUESTION PLEASE! Lmao It is alot, however, it has decreased significantly. The newer purchases I’ve used up within like 6 months…it’s some of the old, Michaels, Smiley’s and JoAnnes purchases I haven’t really touched. I’ve matched up most of the stash to projects in my Ravelry queue or library which is helpful.

5. What is your favorite yarn brand and why? Hmmm. Another toughie. I feel like this is similar to Q.2 I guess it’s a toss up between Rowan and Cascade.

6. What do you prefer: circular needles or straight ones? I love circulars especially for the fact that they are not only flexible literally but figuratively because I can use them as I would any straights. It’s like buying a 2 for 1.

7. Have you ever design your own knitting patterns? Yes I have: Cabulous cap and Hira. I have other ideas in mind that I’m working on…there’s been a lot of inspiration!

8. What yarn-related skill would you like to learn? (crochet, weaving, spinning). Spinning. I bought a Turkish spindle last October at Rhinebeck Wool and Sheep Festival. I would also like to relearn to crochet.

9. Which is worse: a thread of yarn that splits or realizing that you made a mistake after 20 rows? A mistake after 20 rows, specifically in a lace piece or colorwork…basically anything intricate would make this the worse thing ever in knitting life.  I feel like if the mistake is on stockinette for instance, that would be easier to correct. Splitting yarn is just annoying.

10. Which yarn are you knitting with now? Lorna’s Lace Shepherd Worsted for my second Sand Bank (which I just recently finished) I adored this yarn.  I think for my birthday I’ll order sweater quantity…that’s how much I loved it!

11. Which brand of yarn would you like to test? Anything really…I’ve already tested Shibui, Cascade and Zealana. I’m open, but maybe Plucky.

12. What is your feeling about knitting? Knitting is life. It calms my nerves and focuses my mind. It’s a stress reliever and a means by which to express myself. It’s better and cheaper than therapy. It brings out the goodness and loveliness in me.

Tagging: Sara CraftsAllnightknitter, Stitches n Scraps, CeeCeeCreations, iknitiatives, Lollyknits

I won and I lost

In events, knitting on July 7, 2014 at 7:38 pm

For my birthday I entered and won Handspunstagram’s contest on Instagram. It took a few weeks to get to me because she made orders to moo to make the cards. I got a lot of stuff: a bag, 3 wool balls for spinning, 3 handmade stitch markers from her shop Made by Melissa, 3 care labels/tags, and 3 note cards from photos on my Instagram page.


Now, as for my loss. I got my yarn from Eat, Sleep, Knit and my 2 scratch off cards. The yarn is beautiful, I cannot tell a lie. But the scratch offs… Oh the scratch offs. I could tell those scratch off cards were off. They were bigger and harder to scratch off so I can only conclude that Eat, Sleep, Knit changed providers. Anyway, I scratched off and I got excited because usually when you get 2 matches it means the 3rd is under one of unscratched boxes. I prematurely did a happy dance only to find I hadn’t won not a thing…TWICE. Now I’m crying for my $5 store credit! Oh well.



June…Show It Love

In community challenges, knitting, stash busting on June 4, 2014 at 3:13 am

This is my birthday month! I’ll be 34 on the 12th and I’m definitely looking forward to it! It’s also almost a year since this blog was established! So thank you all for making it happen and allowing it to continue to bloom!

June 1 was the beginning of #DoubleTrelizKal(IG) and Tréliz group on Ravelry. I was invited to participate via Instagram. The selected projects are Francis and Lapis. I’m only doing one…Francis. The way I figured it, there was no time like the present. It is uniquely constructed sideways, with short-rows on the back and garter stitches in the front for texture.  I have read through most project notes and added those notes to my printed pattern.

Francis is unanimously a tricky one, so I thought it best to get this one out the way with the group. It’s been in my queue for a while too. I am afraid to start, but I will. It calls for Shibui Heichi. I’d prefer to go yarn shopping in my stash first, but if I cannot find something, I’ll buy Heichi in Hydrant, a beautifully bold persimmon color.  I initially intended to use Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in an ivory color, but decided on Patons Bamboo Silk in my stash in apricot color. A sample of Patons Bamboo Silk is being sent to me by a fellow Raveller (because I’m short a few yards) so I can do the gauge and decide whether or not to buy more.

Wish me luck and tell me what you think about these yarn choices.


Photo Challenge Day 8

In community challenges, knitting on October 8, 2013 at 6:33 am

HANDWRITING : About this picture…these are the math notes for my Zolotoi top. (which just needs to be seamed by the way) My gauge was off and I had to figure out the difference that I could live with. I don’t remember what I googled, but I found a formula and all was right with the world! The patterns gauge vs. my gauge..showdown!


Photo Challenge Day 6

In community challenges, knitting on October 6, 2013 at 10:46 am

LUNCHTIME : This is yesterday’s lunch/brunch at Smash Burger. Unfortunately, I cannot knit and eat at the same time (really, I can’t eat and do anything except chew and swallow!) I’m a very focused eater. Plus I want my knitting projects to be clean so it has to be either I eat or knit, but not together. Enjoy!