Sunday, September 22, 2013

Favorite Yarns?

They are so many yarns fibers to choose from. Different weights, colors, striping and plain, furs, and so much more. I wish I had the money and time to buy all of them but I don't. Now I am the first to see a new funky yarn and buy it to play around. I also have a stash of yarns that I need to clean out. Some times I buy yarns with the intention of a project then I change my mind. When I first started knitting I liked to buy my yarn by the pound. Now four years later I still have all of the pounds some with many projects out of them. I have gotten to a point now that I like buying the expensive, higher quality yarns. Some of the people I knit for have allergies to wool and I like to make sure that those yarns are completely separated from all the others. They stay in a plastic bag. So now I will share my favorite yarns. Feel free to comment and share your favorites. 

My favorite has to be the ruffle yarns.
I make a lot of projects with these.
In fact I am working on an original design with these and hope it is ready soon. 
It is so comfy, and makes the warmest blankets and scarves.
This was made into the Arm Knit Scarf

I just bought this. It is alpaca. 
This is my first alpaca yarn
It is so soft

I like this style fur yarn. I have tried the bulky fur yarns and ended up not being a huge fan of the finished project. Though the recipient of that project loved it. This is thinner and is easier to work with in my opinion. 

What are your favorite yarns? Please Share!!!
Happy Knitting!!!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Craft Store Day

My family really needs to stay away from craft stores. I had a coupon for 50% off at Michael's. My Haul today included:

Of course Starbucks run for PSL Noms 

For my TOK care of magical creatures Bracelet. 

Grandma has challenged me to make her a purse from this yarn. Challenge Accepted. 

My dad knows me well and found this and then bought it for me. It has a mustache!

I had to have these. They are so cute

So I made them into this after getting home. 

It has been a great day shopping. 

Happy knitting all


This week went by so fast. The semester is in full swing so I had little time for new knits. Here was this weeks Yarn Pictures

Day 7: On the Table:

I do not really have a table my table is the top of my bed. My Blanket has grown. This picture is as flat as I can make it right now since it is still on the circulars.

Day 8: Texture

A Close up of the pattern for my blanket. 

Day 9: Time

Sadly I wanted to sleep at this time. Waking up early is killing me slowly. Hey look its my cat in a hoodie!!!

Day 10: Reading

I totally wish my life was more exciting than this but I am currently reading a database book, two math books, and a Java book. 

Day 13: Number

Life took over and I forgot to post two days in a row so I did both for this it was "2 posts I forgot to do". 

Day 14: Need

I NEED more time in the semester to knit.

Day 15: Want

Monday, September 9, 2013

Arm Knitting

I was on Pinterest over the weekend when I stumbled upon this post. It caught my eye because it was a bulky yarn Infinity scarf. Those are my favorite, mainly because they take no time at all to make and they still look amazing. Well once I read more into this post I was super excited. Basically you use two balls of super bulky yarn like this:

Any color will do but I choose Sky Blue. This happened mainly because I did not want white since it stains so easy and black was to dark (most of my clothes are black), and my have a lot of pink as well so blue it was.

After you have picked your yarn you get to knit the scarf with your arms as your needles. I am not joking. This is the best thing ever. The tutorial on how to knit with your arms is here.

And here is the finished product:

Happy Knitting !! 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Yarn Picture a Day part 2

Some of these pictures I don't understand why they are for a yarn photo challenge but here is three more days of pictures 

*note I messed up on the last post so shift some* 

DayTwo : Something that starts with the letter d...
My double pointed needles which I use so much. 

Day Five: Black and white 
This photo is the blanket but the reason it's over my head is to prove to all mt friends it is too big to be a beanie. 

Day Six:  Door 
I don't get this one but here is my bedroom door...

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Yarn Picture a Day

As September started so did the Yarn Picture of a Day month on Instagram. I love that I found a photo challenge that is knitting related because I can actually keep up and want to keep up. That being said here is the first few days: 

Day One: UFO (unfinished object) 
This was may start to tiny knitting and I realized it is going to take a lot more practice and patience than I anticipated. 

Day Two: Beverage 
I love pumpkin spice lattes. They are my favorite. The project shown is a blanket I started with my junk bulky yarn. It's just a simple square. I eventually started a little texture because it was getting boring. I am also running out of bulky yarn to use so I might switch to some other junk yarn. 

Day Three: Stitches 
Again another picture of my junk yarn blanket after I started the texture. It's a simple pattern. 
Knit one row increasing before and after markers then the next row is k2tog, yo to end. I like this because its still simple enough I do not have to pay close attention. 

Monday, September 2, 2013

Mustache Time!!!

I spent the majority of the day on Ravelry. Which for you knitters out there who don't know what I am talking about go find the website and join. NOW.  Any who I found this awesome pattern that took me half an hour to do just a small project.

Wips and new projects

I have a couple projects going at once. I have the beekeepers quilt (tiny owl knits) which is a forever ongoing project.
I also am trying to get rid of my bulky yarn by making a simple blanket which I just transferred to my circular needles and my newest project is going to be the Care of Magical Creatures Charm Bracelet from tiny owl knits. Tiny knitting should be fun and a challenge. 
Since all of these projects can be set down and picked up at any time they make for better projects while I am in school. They are great projects when I need to clear my mind or take a study break. Soon I have to come up with my Christmas present list for people it's always a good idea to start early.