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September 22, 2011

bulky stockinette in a lacy life
posted by soe 1:08 am

Sometimes, when life is really full of details, it can help to partake in a leisure-time activity that calls for very few.

This is not the time for delicate yarns that slip or catch and tiny needles and complicated patterning.


Yesterday I pulled out this fantastic skein of bulky-weight yarn from Folktale Yarn (purchased last fall at Crafty Bastards) and cast on for a new hat.

That’s it. I didn’t bother to wind the yarn. I decided instead to wear it as a necklace while knitting. When I finish knitting each night, I twist it back up into a hank and tuck the whole thing away (because a silver cat also thinks the yarn is quite fetching).

Yarn as Art

I suspect the whole thing will be done tomorrow. My yarn as jewelry motif will be over, but I think I’ll have a cute toque to show off.

A little garter stitch, a little stockinette. The yarn changes color on its own. Huge, gahonking needles. Simple. Relaxing. Low pressure. Seems like just what the doctor ordered.

Rainbow Hat

I’ll keep you posted.

Category: knitting. There is/are 3 Comments.

Cute! Love the cheery colours 🙂

Comment by jenn 09.22.11 @ 8:03 am

ha! love the yarn as jewelry. and the colors are great!!!

Comment by amanda {the habit of being} 09.22.11 @ 3:58 pm

@jenn: Thanks! Me too!

@amanda: The dyer did a lovely job. (And she’ll be at a nearby craft festival next weekend, so there’s the potential to buy something new!)

Comment by soe 09.23.11 @ 12:58 am