Confessions of a Left-Hand Knitter

Exploring the Possibilities

To buy yarn a scale or not to? Thus the question….

I was reading a pattern that I think I might want to start doing. It involved drop stitches which I find super interesting. In the pattern it directs you to weight the yarn several times during the process and once at 50 grams to start the decrease. First of all, complicated and second, I would need a yarn scale. Thus the question to buy a yarn scale.

Needless to say my hobby has turned into an addiction and a slight obsession. I really started knitting when I stop smoking. Which was the hardest thing to achieve (but I did! ūüôā ). And knitting really helped and it’s a habit I love and need in life. So beacon the questions do I need a yarn scale….

As you guys know I bought my swift and winder…. Now you know. I got them cheap and on sale, which make it extra special. I love love love my own winder and swift. It makes me appreciate my stash and yarn so much more… And it also liberates me from relying on my Lys. But a yarn scale… Is that too far? I discussed it with my boyfriend and his expression was priceless. Once I explain the point of the scale, he was more understanding. I am still debating about the scale…. But what are your thoughts on yarn scales?

Also here is the pattern I am referring to Clapo-Ktus by Loredana Gianferri…

Happy knitting!! ūüôā

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Day 5, 6, and 7

I originally began this blog-a-thon with the intentions of becoming a better blogger, having fun, and doing something new. What I didn’t plan was the time of the blog. I went out-of-town to visit my pregnant Bestie and my god son. I had a blast and got to really relax. I was trying to complete day 5 on Friday; however, coming up with and idea to complete the criteria proved to be more difficult than I thought. After a weekend long journey and inspiration from other bloggers, I finally came up with ideas to finish the week out.

4KCBWDAY5 Something A Bit Different

Day 5 instructs use to create a wordless blog or something other than words about knitting. So I have been having the tattoo itch and really wanting to get something cute and small. I also want to have a visible tattoo. I have two tattoos, one on the back of my neck and one on my left ribs/side. I was thinking that my next tattoo should be knitting themed. Once a week, I will showcase an awesome knitting tattoo.

Week 1

Tattoo 1

4KCBWDAY6 –¬†A Tool To Covet

As the name suggest, what tool(s) do I love and¬†cherish¬†the most? I would have to say my knitting books and¬†YouTube.¬†I am still a (advance) beginner and need to sometimes refer to¬†YouTube¬†or my knitting books for support. ¬†The two books I cherish the most is¬†Stitch N’ Bitch: Knitter’s Handbook¬†by Debbie Stoller and¬†Knitter’s Companion Deluxe Edition w/DVD¬†by Vicki Square. These books are awesome and very simple to follow. I recently brought a swift and currently awaiting my winder. I ¬†think that theses are the next tools that will be used a lot in my life!

4KCBWDAY7- Looking Forward

This is the last post of the knitting/crocheting blog week. The blog basically asked about the future projects or skills I planned to complete or attempt. I hope to tackle color projects, sweaters,  different yarns (lamb, camel-hair, mohair, bamboo, etc), and two at a time socks.  I also hope that next year, I will be better prepared for this blogging adventure. I have learned a lot from this experience and feel that my blogging have been taking to the next level. I think over the year, I will revisit some of the topics, to improved as well as try different ways to relay information. But I enjoyed this experience and I hope you did as well!

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