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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

Photo Challenge Day 20

In community challenges, knitting on October 20, 2013 at 8:19 pm



The dvd is obviously not old, but I think it’s more the tradition of ” old world ” knitting ; Portuguese style. I only recently heard of this style while in Rhinebeck yesterday and I’d like to learn. Looks simple enough.

Photo Challenge Day 10

In community challenges, knitting on October 10, 2013 at 9:52 am

Me at work. My hair is still a HDM and I still want a Deva cut and possibly (read, probably) color for some POP!


Photo Challenge Day 9

In community challenges, knitting on October 9, 2013 at 9:11 pm

I’ve posted about socks (or my lack thereof) before, but here we are again, full circle. I have several socks in my faves on Ravelry, and I’d like to start with this Blueberry sock and let me tell you why. It’s mainly because the yarn I intend to use is heavier than sock weight, which is typically fingering. Secondly, I haven’t done my two at a time socks technique in a while , but I imagine, it will be a piece of cake….like riding a bike even. Like riding bike and eating cake! Yum!lol I think that this will be a perfect opportunity to refresh my memory and begin my fall/winter sock adventure. And the third and final reason is that this pattern does not at all seem complicated. When I start it, you shall know…it will be soon. Just believe!


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!