Knitting, Spinning, and Life along the Shores of Lake Superior
What’s new? Well, besides the new job, a few finished pieces and a yarn stash that seems to grow all by itself, not a lot I guess. I don’t pretend to think that I’m any busier than any other mom. Life just gets hectic once in awhile. And sometimes that hectic lifestyle doesn’t leave a ton of room for knitting. Even for a Knitter with a capital K.
The stash, however, seems to have taken on a life of its own. It just seems to grow, not quite exponentially, but more in fits and starts. I was lucky enough to have been gifted with a few skeins of yarn for my birthday. Since I was alone with the girls for my birthday (my husband was out west hunting) I decided to gift myself some handspun yarn from Knitting My Way Home. She’s got her yarn in a shop just a little ways from where my in-laws live. I think I’m going to make a cowl for myself out of the yarn.
Knitting My Way Home
I also did a bit of stash enhancement for the hexigon baby blanket I am making. I decided a little more handspun is a wonderful thing. This is the Indian Corn colorway. We found out that the baby in question is a boy, so I will have to rethink some of the colors and the flower layout. Luckily the Daddy is not afraid of bold bright colors so I can use a lot of what I’ve already knit.
These little mini skeins from Knit Whits also showed up in my mailbox. I tried telling my husband that I had no idea how they had gotten there. I couldn’t quite keep a straight face though. Honestly, these little mini skeins are a little addictive. They’re so tiny and cute! I may have found even more sources of mini skeins at Stitches Midwest. They’re like cupcakes, cute and perfect for those instant gratification projects like baby hats. At approximately 90 yds. each they’re great for baby socks and hats.
Knitting My Way Home
Speaking of addiction, I may be addicted to other people’s handspun. Mine just tends to sit around and look somewhat pretty, but I love knitting with other people’s. Plus, the customer service of Knitting My Way Home is amazing. I sent Sharon a message asking for small yardages of fingering weight yarn. She emailed me back pictures and I had the yarn in my hot little hands before the week was out. The US Post Office certainly did their job winging it to me quickly, but Sharon had the yarn in the mail the same day I paid for it. Not only is Sharon a great person, but she’s got two adorable young girls as well who I think will grow up to be crafters in their own right.
I feel it’s important to note that neither Sharon nor her company, Knitting My Way Home, paid me for the testimonial. She’s just that good.