Do you ever go through phases with hobbies? Like I’ll be totally obsessed with crosstitch/embroidery and get bored and then move on to EPP. Well currently I’m on the knitting cycle of obsession. That can be attributed to fact that I finally figured out how exactly to knit. Before now it was just multiple failed attempts and frustration. That was until I stumbled upon Wool and the Gang. They’re not just a cool name but community of modern knitters and awesome yarns.
Awesome yarns like their Billie Jean Yarn made from recycled jeans and Jersey Be Good made from recycled t-shirt factory off-cuts. There’s also tons of other types of yarns, kits, tools, free patterns, and most importantly (for me at least) video tutorials.
So what am I working on in my current knitting-obsessed state? A variation of WATG’s Easy Breezy Sweater.
The yarn I’m using is some that I inherited and is what I’m calling my ‘muslin’ yarn. Its a vintage Jade Green Himalaya Yarn from Columbia Minerva. Cross your fingers I don’t run out!
I’m not even finished with the front panel and what have I learned? Knitting is great for carpooling and horrible for patience. I average about 3 rows a day. So I’m going to be done with the project maybe next year……..
I’m obsessing over knitting supplies as well. On the wishlist is:
This handy little tool holds stitch markers, cable needles, tapestry needles, and even a magnetic row counter (this comes separate).
- This Donut Pom Maker by Pom Maker
Their blog also shows you how to make adorable animal poms.
I also found out that Birmingham has a knitting shop?! I can’t wait t visit and see what they have.