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Bamboo Needles

I had a lovely long weekend with the Kearney girls, especially because of my awesome yarn purchases. (Thank you, momma)

But my best purchase by far was a set of 5.5 mm bamboo double-pointed knitting needles! They are absolutely the best set I’ve had and I am never buying an aluminum knitting needle again.

My main source of complaint with knitting against my fiber art of choice, crocheting, is that the wrist isn’t used enough in the nature of the stiches, though it is obviously should be the joint of choice, as it is the closest.

*This may be my personal knitting style, but hey, I knit like a crocheter.

Aluminum, though slick, always catches the yarn and I have to do this weird elbow chicken moment to release it and by then I’ve usually dropped three stitches. BUT, that’s where bamboo comes in!

They feel amazing in my hands and helped me finish a project I never thought possible for me, an inept round knitter.

A ribbed knitted hat!

Pictures will be up shortly when I finish a few other projects, including a scarf for my mom, and one for Mrs. Lovett, an infinity, mobius scarf that will be for sale on my etsy toppings, and possibly another hat, in yellow and gray stripes, now that I know how to do it! and knitting uses so much less yarn, so bits that I could never make a hat with while crocheting I can now!

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Crocheting Like Crazy

I thought I would post my latest projects and newest inspo that is helping me become a complete knitting/crocheting fiend. This hat was based on bon-bons with little bobbles al lthe way around it and a stretchy brim. Buddha is helping out with the modeling.


I’ve been working on my first big cable knitting project. and dagnumit, it is hard to keep track off. But this pattern (below) is my inspo, with the ribbing base and the double weave of front crosses and back crosses. The ribbing actually makes it easier for anyone attempting to cable because you have to read your own stiches instead of attempting to continually count. It is a scarf I’m working on and it is in a lovely purple, and has 4 of these patterns across. But knowing my knitting speed it will probably be done next winter.

I’ve also reinstated my love of Love Story and Ali MacGraw wardrobe. Maybe it is because of the weather finally being autumnal and me being on a college campus, I just feel like a ingenue. Specifically I am obsessed with her hats! and just made myself one in warm peacock colors with a flower on the side.

As soon as I get suitable yarn, I am setting out ot make this kind-of amigurumi Buddha.

My latest amigurumi: a hedgehog for Megan Mits, my lovely best friend who just turned 19th and has a severe thing for hedgehogs. and you can slightly see my Ali MacGraw hat in the background. Sorry for no better picture yet of the hat, webcam doesn’t do it justice.

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