Thanks to everyone who kept Mom in their thoughts and prayers. We couldn't have hoped for a better outcome. Our circle of family and friends (which definitely includes my blogging acquaintences) is amazing. I'm deeply grateful and humbled.
I've been able to get a fair amount of knitting done this weekend. The Blue Danube sock has grown a little bit and I'm on the fifth ball (out of 12) for the blanket. I started swatching for my Trekking XXL socks for the Trek with Me knitalong, but quickly discovered that I can't knit and translate charts or instructions from knitting in the round to flat knitting. At least I've got an idea of gauge in stockinette. Does anyone have any suggestions for a pattern that would look good with color #100? It stripes very subtly.
And for my One Skein "Seekrit" Pal, here are my answers:
- Which yarn is most like your personality (you can be specific or general with your answer- brand, type, color, fiber, whatever)?
- What is your favorite color yarn to knit/crochet with?
- Have you ever used variegated, or magic, yarns?
- Do you tend to favor certain fibers when choosing yarns?
- Do you prefer to work with center-pull or traditionally wound balls of yarn?
- Have you ever worked with organic yarns or are you interested in trying them?
- How many and what projects have you made in the last year?
- Will you be knitting any gifts this year?
- What is your favorite one skein project?
- How much yarn do you have in your stash and how do you store it?
- Do you have a yarn in your stash that you love so much you can never use it or part with it?
- Do you knit less or differently in the summer?
- Do you belong to any knitting groups (online or offline)?
Hmmm...some would say dishrag cotton! I think I would say cashmere/silk...elegant, but casual (okay, that's what I wannabe). Colors would be muted, earthy tones...(understated elegance?)
Given that most of my knitting recently has been for gifts, I don't really have a favorite. But when I'm in a yarn store, I gravitate to pinks, greens, purples, reds, and some others.
Yes, with interesting results. The jury is still out, but I think I like them. They certainly are easy!
Natural fibers!!! I am a yarn snob, but mostly because I hate the way most synthetic fibers feel as they move through my hands. However, I do try to keep an open mind.
Either is fine; I have a swift and a ball winder.
I have not worked with them and I am definitely interested in trying them. I've had my eye on Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton for the robe that was in a past issue of Interweave Knits.
Oh goodness...several hats, some scarves, mittens, baby blankets, a couple pairs of socks...see the list of FOS on my blog (pay no attention to the UFOS).
Absolutely. Some socks and a baby blanket. Maybe some more hats and a couple of children's sweaters.
Well, I haven't worked much with one skein projects, but I would say socks. I did knit a small scarf for my niece using one skein. It was extremely satisfying and relatively quick.
I don't know. I'll have to take an inventory. I've got one large flat Rubbermaid contain filled, and another one partially filled. As stashes go, mine is rather modest.
Not really, but I do have several yarns in my stash that are destined for something I design, after I get over my fear of failure.
Not really. I might not be knitting with worsted anything (cotton is extremely sticky in the humidity). Maybe more socks?
I occasionally attend the Loudoun Knitters group, but mostly I knit solo.
GTB starts in 5 minutes! I wish we could be there. Maybe next year...