I taught at Palmetto Tat Days in early September, and had a blast - it's always so much fun to be with friends who have much the same interests! Some are also avid knitters, and that started a train of thought that led to knitting and my ever-growing yarn stash.
I started looking through all my needlework stuff and discovered I couldn't find half the knitting needles I wanted - duhhh - they're all in works in progress! It's nice to know that I can find them at Michael's and at HobLob (some sizes/kinds also available at Wally World), but as this was last Sunday, and I wasn't thinking about Wally World, we went to Mikey's. I had looked over some free patterns online and found a shrug; I got the needles (a set of double-points and a 29" circular), and ... yes, I looked at yarns!
I have learned so much in the past week -
- Red Heart makes more than just the 4-ply worsted weight we all grew up with;
- Red Heart makes a boutique yarn called Unforgettable, which is like an acrylic version of roving;
- Red Heart should issue a warning with each ball of Unforgettable that warns you of impending frustration should you try to rip out what you knitted incorrectly.
|No, those aren't cobwebs - |
they're roving fibers looking for friends!