Saturday, September 13, 2008


The watchcap is complete. I finished it up while doing laundry. Nothing to it, and I think I will use a bulky, rather than a super bulky weight, yarn when I make multiples for Xmas presents. I think I put maybe six hours total into it. This time around I used circular needles; I can't find my #13 straights. Not sure where they are - although I have a feeling they may be with my art supplies. I seem to remember wanting to use one of them to poke a tube of paint or texture or something.

Once I get my checkbook balanced, I'm going to order the wine colors set of KnitPicks lace sampler. I really love the hand. I'm also going to compare prices on bulky yarns - I got a Lion catalog in the mail, but I honestly don't like so much synthetic content. It you're going to go to all the trouble to make something by hand, shouldn't it be good stuff?

Which is why I feel somewhat guilty about the squares I'm making for the RMBR project, but I had the yarn in my stash, so I didn't want it to go to waste.


TheBlackSheep said...

I agree with you on the synthetic content. That's put me off of Lion Brand in a big way. I'd rather pay a bit more at KP and go for more natural fibres. Not that I buy any of my yarn from them anyway, since we have a lovely, inexpensive LYS here (only cheap thing in Switzerland).

The exception I make on synthetics are some of the cotton blends and anything made for Californians. Make something in wool and someone from the Central Valley just isn't going to use it. They do have some good cotton/mircofiber blends that I like (and many of these will be featured in the blanket). By the way, we did say stick to cotton, synthetics and superwash because of care, so you're safe there.

shelly said...

i love real simple. curious about this watch cap. is it a CAP for a watch? or just a cap/hat? do share. i did see your project list. thanks!