Thursday, May 22, 2008
I never imagined that there were so many different yarns. I'm going to have to create myself a cheat sheet with all the weights names and what there suggested uses maybe. And then there is the fact that I seem to be attracted to the novelty yarns, and that is where my woe's come in. So my goal for this year was to learn increases, and decreases and make a top. I went to my LYS and bought the first thing to catch my eye. Big mistake and I didn't read the label, it has something that looks like a rubber band holding the yarn together. I couldn't even swatch it. Then I went into my yarn stash (very large stash that was given to me) and I found another beautiful yarn, That one I was able to swatch but it took me 3 hours to knit less that four inches, because the yarn is stringy, it seems to be made of lots of individual strings. So the hand progress isn't progressing so I decided to pull out the knitting machines - I got as far as giving myself a headache trying to decide which one to set up. I am determined to learn the Art of knitting.