Friday, January 30, 2015

Measuring the Needle?



A friend of mine recently overheard me telling a new knitter NOT to measure the needle when measuring her work's length. That's what I've always done. That makes this ribbing just under 1.75 inches long. 

If you include the needle in the measurement, it would be just over 1.75 inches long. 

Which way do you do it? It's a small difference in this case, but if you were using size 11 needles, it would not be a small difference!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Little Gidding Farm Suri Yarn



I will do a more thorough review of this yarn later, but I just wanted to take a moment to share this little gem with you. It's a 3ply fingering, 55% suri, 30% wool, 15% nylon yarn from Little Gidding Farm, right here in Minnesota.

It's gorgeous and the color is truly jewel-like, which I love in a sock yarn! I'll let you all know how it knits up.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Regia 6-Ply Self-Striping Sock Yarn for the WIN!




Say what you will, but you can't beat sport-weight yarn for instant sock gratification. Pair that with self-striping? Magic.

Those of you following me on Instagram saw this a little while ago. If you're not on it, you should check it out. It's an awesome way to see a LOT of knitting out in the wild.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Great Colorwork Inspiration



I love this! It doesn't fit in my house, but it might fit into a knit design sometime.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Natural Light



I may be in the basement, but at least I have good windows. There's nothing like sunshine to make you feel brighter about everything!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Quilt Slipcover



When choosing a quilt to cover your futon, always check with the cat to see if he approves. I think he does. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Have Case, But It Won't Travel


The top suitcase is one we bought months ago here in the Twin Cities. The bottom one came from Goodwill in Yankton, SD, over Christmas. I love them! They're going to be tucked under the futon in my office to hold yarn.