my creative pursuits with quilts and knits

New Knitting

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Yes, I just shared new yarn last week.  My Dark Side of the Moon scarf is now about 8 inches long and continues to make me happy, which is the ultimate goal of any hobby!

But, there was this knit-along on Ravelry…

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Jimmy Beans Wool is a fabulous yarn store in Reno, NV.  I have to shop online, but their customer service is great – sometimes they warp the space-time continuum and I get my order in two days.  Unbelievable!  They have a very talented staff who design and run a variety on knit-alongs, many based on popular TV shows.  The above yarn was inspired by Elsa from Frozen, who has taken over the ABC show “Once Upon A Time.”  It is actually shades of icy blue and light teal, merging into pink and lavender.

I did not actually join the knit-along, shocking I know since I tend to join everything!  But my daughter has a solo part in this year’s Christmas ice skating recital, and they are doing Frozen.  So, I had the crazy/brilliant idea to make the director a cowl. The yarn is Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted, and it is so soft and cuddly!  I picked an easy-to-memorize pattern called “Bar Hopping Cowl,” and I will take better pictures once you can begin to see the pattern.  I have three rows done plus the seed stitch border.

And I have to mention the needles. You can barely see the red tips in the photo.  I made a cost-saving decision to try Knitter’s Pride Dreamz instead of my usual Addi brand.  So far, I am impressed.  They have very sharp tips which is helpful, although the tip is longer than I am used to.  The join on the circular is smooth.  Overall, a thumbs up.

Tis the season – are you doing any handmade gifts this year?

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Comments on: "New Knitting" (1)

  1. Hey Andi! i am knitting a scarf for our son who is a freshman in college just outside Chicago. He has NO CLUE what is coming in the form of snow/sleet/cold weather! He declined an umbrella, beanie hat, and a QUILT. (that is just NOT RIGHT…harumph!). Oh.his quilt is next up in the quilting queue! (Mom knows best…hehehehehe) Glad to see you..how are you?

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