My house eats yarn.
That’s the only explanation.
I spent yesterday searching for a barely started balaclava that I’ve had by my chair for several months now. Of course, I’m looking for it because the project has spent too much time untouched and desperately needs attention.
Now is the time!
And now it is gone.
Then, I had to get a third skein of yarn for the new circular shrug I’m constructing. After completing the center star and picking up a second skein for the edging, I thought that would be it. Now the thing seems to be swallowing yarn balls whole.
If I was feeling logical, I might draw your attention to the fact that every other row, I’m increasing by eight stitches. That each repeat of the edging increases the length of the rows by sixty-four stitches.
However, today I believe that a hungry yarn-eating elf lives in my house. Probably in my stash boxes.
I’m going to organize my stash this weekend and toss him out on his ear.
Especially now that he’s digesting my balaclava.
The Knitting Week in Steamboat
Learn to Knit – Thursday 4-6pm – Sew Steamboat: Learn how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, increase and decrease – all the tools necessary to make a pair of fingerless mitts and a hat! Week 2 of 3. Cost is $75. Call Sew Steamboat at 879-3222 for more information and to make a reservation.
Sit ‘n Stitch – Friday, 4-6pm – Sew Steamboat: Mariana and Gayle create a fabulous atmosphere for conversing, learning and needlework of all sorts, so come on down and join us!
Yarn It! – Saturday, 10am-12n – Mountain Brew: Come on down to Mountain Brew for a yummy beverage and tasty treat while knitting and chatting!
Knitting at the College – Monday, 1-3pm – Bristol Hall 2nd Floor Lounge at CMC: Join these fun folks to knit and laugh and have a good ol’ time. I swear, I’m going to make it someday….
Learn to Knit – Monday 5-7pm – Sew Steamboat: Learn how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, increase and decrease – all the tools necessary to make a pair of fingerless mitts and a hat! Week 1 of 3. Cost is $75. Call Sew Steamboat at 879-3222 for more information and to make a reservation.
Beaded Lace Cowl – Tuesday 5-7pm – Sew Steamboat: Class 1 of 3. Dip your toe into beauty with this beginning lace project. We’ll learn about knitting lace and inserting beads into your knitting. Yummy! Week 1 of 3. Cost is $75. Call Sew Steamboat at 879-3222 for more information and to make a reservation.
Knitting Group – Tuesday 6pm – Yampa Public Library, 310 Main St., Yampa: All levels are welcome. Bring yarn and knitting needles. For more information call 970-638-4654.
Ever wonder how to get that beautiful half-twist in your knitting to create a moebius cowl? On March 16th, I’m doing a workshop on exactly that! Simply twisting your cast-on gives you a full twist which doesn’t fall nicely where this technique magically creates a real moebius loop with just one elegant half-twist. And it only has one edge! Come join me to play with this fun and mysterious technique.