friday night question

Friday night question: What’s always with you?

I usually have a knitting project with me. A simple pair of socks from one ball of yarn in a small project bag is easy to grab and stuff in my purse or bag. But sometimes I don’t bring my knitting with. I know, it seems unlikely, but there are indeed one or two reasons I won’t bring my knitting with me. However, no matter where I am, I always have a knitting tool with me:

Friday night question: Gift Blocking

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Okay, so you’ve made a beautiful gift for someone you love. Maybe a shawl or a scarf. This lacy beauty isn’t made from some cheap acrylic yarn you got from the local all-purpose craft store, oh no. It’s made from one of those amazing skeins you purchased at a fair for that special future project you knew would have its day in the sun. Maybe it’s cashmere, silk, baby alpaca or even possibly angel hair. This baby is hand wash only.

Friday night question: What should I do with this yarn?

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Okay ladies and gentlemen. I have beautiful yarn I purchased during the 2016 Yarn Shop Hop. I purchased these two skeins specifically to go together. I’ve always been drawn to the patterns where there is a neutral gray paired with a colorful yarn that shifts as it’s knit. When I purchased these yarns, the hope was to find a beautiful shawl pattern to do just that. So I’m looking for some suggestions:

Friday night question: Blanket help

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Okay everyone, I need your help!

I’m making the super adorable Leaf Blanket for a friend. Well, eventually for three different friends who are all due at about the same time. So I stopped by one of my favorite yarn stores to see what good superwash wool I could find in pretty greens. I decided on cost vs. softness to go with Cascade 128. I love Cascade and this is a super soft yarn. But I can’t get gauge.