Wednesday, May 30, 2007
These yarn markers are made mostly with glass beads ~ you can't tell much detail but I've spent a week putting these 10 sets together. Some of these may go in a stitch marker swap, the rest will be posted next month for sale in my ebay store.
I've recycled these plastic beads to also be stitch markers, which may be swapped in some cases but the balance will also be put up for sale.
And last but not least, I love Campbell's Hearty Noodle Oriental Hot & Sour soup. I hate to plug brand names of anything, but I'm making an exception in this case. I absolutely adore this soup, and I'm not a big soup person! I'd eat a zillion of these if the fat and sodium content weren't so high. Then again, I am a salt junkie...
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
But, I finally found someone organizing one here, and I was extatic! Woo hoo! So I've signed up ... and who knows, maybe I'll organize one of my own for later this year!
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Saturday, May 5, 2007
Friday, May 4, 2007
I've a stash of Patons Classic Wool, and ofcourse, it's varigated. So, I had to put it to good use.
The three squares I knit up, I originally intented to give to my hubby after felting so he can use to wash his car with, but think that it may be too abbrasive, so they'll be around-the-house cloths for me :)
And, of course, my experiments-with-felting were a minor flop with the bowl, which was originally supposed to be felted into a pretty knitting-needle vase. It shrunk a lot shorter than what I had hoped, but nonetheless, it's a nifty little felted bowl! So, it's all good.
Thursday, May 3, 2007
Here's a basic guideline of yarn weights and tensions:
1 - super fine - these are also called sock, baby, and fingering yarns. Tension is usually 27–32 sts, using 2.25-3.25mm (US size 1 to 3) needles.
2 - fine - also known as baby or sport weight yarns. Tension is around 23-26 sts, using 3.25-3.75mm (US 3 to 5) needles.
3 - light - a.k.a. DK or Light Worsted weight yarn. Tension is around 21-24 sts, using 3.75-4.5mm (US 5 to 7) needles.
4 - medium - Worsted, Afghan, Aran weight. Tension is generally 16-20sts, with 4.5-5.5mm (US 7 to 9) needles.
5 - bulky - these are Chunky, Craft, and Rug yarns. Tension's approx 12-15 sts, with 5.5-8mm (US 9 to 11) needles
6 - super bulky - better known as Bulky or Roving weight yarns. The tension is 6-11 sts using 8 mm (US 11) or larger knitting needles.
So now we know. :)