Heidi MKAL (The Unique Sheep)
The Unique Sheep is having another MKAL, starting May 20th.
It’s based on the story, Heidi. Here is a picture of my yarn and beads that I will be using for the knit-a-long:
I got it from the Unique Sheep. It’s lace weight on their base called Eos, which is half wool and half silk. The colorway is called Tranquility.
15 knitting problems most knitters have!
Craftsy blog posted this post on the 15 most common knitting problems. I concur with them! Most of them are frustrating!
1. Running out of yarn just before finishing a project! To get around this, I’ve always tried to over estimated yarn (my husband hates that I have a box of scrap yarn!). Sometimes, depending on the project, I buy a full skein of excess yarn. That way I know I won’t run out. It has saved my bacon 3 times I know of in the past.
Circo Cowl Completed!
Here is a close shot of the finished Cowl. It is currently being blocked to make it look pretty :).
Oh and if you wanted to make sure that it is for certain a mobius cowl:
there is the twist for you! I’m blocking it on two rolled up towels to stretch it out because you can’t really pin it on a blocking board very easily. It was the suggestion of Laura Nelkin, the pattern designer.
Circo Cowl MKAL clue 3
Circo Cowl Clue 2 MKAL
Oh a Sale!
One of my hobbies related to knitting is dyeing the yarn I use to knit. It’s lots of fun! I use mainly food grade dyes, because they are easier to clean up!
In correlation to that, Dharma Trading Company has a 10% off sale on their blank yarns for dyeing until 10/15.
Circo MKAL clue 1
The last project for this year’s M-Club is going to be a cowl called Circo Cowl by Laura Nelkin.
This project is divided up into 4 clues sent weekly on Monday evenings. I’ve gotten the first clue done:
It is 36 inches long and 2 inches wide. Here is a close up, so you can see the cable design:
How to dye long gradient yarn at home!
I love Laura Nelkin! I’ve knit many, MANY of her designs. I’ve been a member of her M-Club for 2 years now. (Unfortunately, I’m not going to be able to join her this coming year and that makes me sad 🙁 )
But she just put a tutorial together on how to do Long Gradient yarn dyeing at home on her blog and I just wanted to share with everyone one. I’m going to attempt to do one of these when I’m feeling better (I absolutely hate getting bronchitis! It knocks me on my butt for several weeks!)
DIY Color Catchers
Thanks to The Craftsy Blog for posting this!
I know my mother goes through these sheets like laundry detergent! And they’re not that cheap, but they are worth it. But anyway to cut costs are welcome, right? They can be project savers! And we all know all the effort we put into projects that we will do a lot to prevent them from being ruined!