We are having sun for the third day in a row, bliss!
Before the holidays I made a scarf for Manny's teacher. I loved the way it turned out. I tried a new yarn and l really liked the way it felt. I have sensitive skin and have some problems with wool. This makes me very sad as there are so many beautiful wools out there and I am crazy about all the beautiful things I have seen many of you make, most of them made from wool. I am always on the lookout for non-wool yarns that have a nice, quality feel. I can say I have not hit on "the one" yet but I loved working with this yarn. I used the Naturally Caron SPA. It is a blend of microdenier acrylic and rayon from bamboo. Very silky feeling. If you are looking for something new to try you may want to give this a go. It lends itself to lightweight items, very good for spring and summer things, I would think. If by chance you have used something other than 100% wool and really liked it, I would love to hear about it. I am always on the hunt.
I have been a crocheter for many years. My babysitter taught me when I was around 7 years old. I started by making little purses using margarine containers. I did give knitting a try eons ago and, as Max would say, it was an "epic fail." I have not considered trying again until recently. I have seen so many beautiful knitted things out there like the lovelies Ms. Pink Purl creates and handmade Kate and I want to try. I am just not sure I can pull it off. I did buy myself a set of bamboo needles a few weeks ago, just picked up a size that looked good. Where the heck do I begin? How did you get started?