Split-skeining

I guess I'm a bit late to this party

Yes, I’m knitting with only two plies of this yarn

So, this is a “technique” I accidentally discovered one time when I forgot to bring my current yarn to the yarn store so I could properly match and accidentally got yarn that was a little too thick for my purposes. Given that it was a cheap acrylic and I wasn’t about to go back to the yarn store (see: thirty minute T ride each way), I was kind of stuck. So I tried seeing what happened if I just…split the yarn, and knit with only two of the plies (out of four).

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Knitting update – cotton baby blanket

Levi's baby blanket

After a fair bit of time of not knitting, I’m finally picking it up again. This is a baby blanket I started…oh, I don’t know, about a year ago. Because I’m making this for people who probably won’t handwash this, it’s cotton and not wool.

Cotton, of course, is a completely different material than wool. The original pattern called for a seed stitch border, which I swapped out for a four-stitch cable, and the cotton border didn’t want to stay flat, despite the fact that I increased the stitch count by 10% right before the first row.

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You know you’re addicted to knitting when….

You knit a six foot long I-cord for your headphones.

No, I don't know what I was thinking, either

No, I don’t know what I was thinking, either

And yes, I’m considering covering the earpieces in knitting as well.


Meanwhile….

Gloves for a friend! Using similar modifications as my own swan maiden mitts!

Start to a pair of fingerless gloves

I love the color so much

And…writer’s block

…..I have like fourteen things in drafts, and can’t figure how to write anything for any of them.

So instead, I cleaned the kitchen, the bathroom, did some knitting, and skeined and washed some yarn.

Pictures of socks; now back to trying to write 😀

i,i why did I think size zero needles and laceweight were good ideas again?

i,i why did I think size zero needles and laceweight were good ideas again?