December 10, 2016

Knit and Tink

My knitting skills aren’t great, but they are improving. It appears that I have a lot of patience because I just keep knitting, no matter how much tinking I have to do.

I’m using a gorgeous yarn from Shalimar for this wrap. It’s a merino, cashmere, silk blend and it’s very soft and warm. I love the way it looks, but it’s taking a long time and I’m getting a bit tired of doing the same thing.

My knitty friend said she always has a few projects going so she could choose what she felt like working on. Great idea . . . it’s the way I create artwork, so why not knitting. I jumped on that bandwagon and off I went.

This cowl is a made from Capra DK, from Knit Picks. It’s a beautiful marino and cashmere blend. It’s pretty chilly during my husband’s morning bike ride to work. This cowl will keep him nice and warm and it’ll be easy to store in his bike pack.

Years ago, I collected novelty yarns to use as embellishments in my art quilts. That phase didn’t last long and I barely used the yarn collection. My knitty friend suggested cutting it up and tying it back together to form new art yarn. Wow, that sounded like an interesting idea. I sorted through my bin for yarns that I thought might work together and chose fifteen different yarns. I cut and tied, knitted a sample, deleted several eyelash yarns, and knitted another sample. After a few versions, I think I have a good assortment that will make beautiful art yarn.

 The balls are beautiful!

I need tie enough yarn for a shawl.

Here's a wonderful Della Q circular needle case from Etsy. I love the numbers on the needle slots and it has plenty of space for cables, It also has a zippered pouch on the outside for markers, scissors, etc.