I’m blaming these socks for the morning hand/arm numbness I’ve been waking up with lately. I guess knitting tightly on size 0s for several sessions each day is too much to ask. I took a break last night and I could already tell the difference. I’m putting these bad boys in time out for a while, and keeping an eye on it. I’m going to lay off knitting for a day (BOO) and I promise to have it checked out if it doesn’t improve with a rest. Pinkie swear!
As usual, December at our house means cookies, games, walks, and knitting. I’m looking forward to getting back to the swing of things this week with some last minute dyeing before Knitting Weekend at Slater Mill in Pawtucket, RI on January 17-18. Hope to see some of you there!
Customers and friends have been asking about heavier weight yarns. So, I spent part of my work week testing some bulky yarn samples and trying out a new colorway.
Up first is an exaggerated bulky thick and thin. It very soft and squishy and perfect for cowls. PERFECT.
Then we have this heavy worsted merino single. Again, very soft, but with a much less exaggerated texture.
And last is a merino/silk single, also in a heavy worsted weight. This one is drool-worthy.
Here they are side-by-side. I knit them all with the same stitch count and on the same needle. There are pros and cons for each yarn. And I have more samples on the way to test! I have no idea how I will choose which one to stock. The yarn-lover in me wants to buy all the yarns!