Monday, November 06, 2006

What's on your needles?

Hey Coffee Lovers! We're all in this because we love coffee, but what about the yarn?

• What are you knitting now?

• What yarns are you coveting?

• What's your favorite yarn and why?

• What's your favorite yarn store and why?

Some of these questions may be repeats of the ones Knittymama will send to us with our swap buddies, but I couldn't resist getting the knitting talk going!

I'm finishing up my Socktoberfest socks now - late - and am also working on the "Little Shop of Horrors" blanket. The one that keeps begging me to feed it with more yarn! (Long story going back 4+ years...) I need to get going on a cardigan sweater for my 9-month old son's dedication next month but am still searching for the perfect pattern (any ideas?!) and have tons of little Christmas-stocking-stuffer-type things swirling around in my head.

What's on your needles?

Catherine

5 comments:

prairiegirl said...
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Gretchen said...

• What are you knitting now?
I'm working on hats. 2 more for my kids, one for me! Also cotton washcloths, my second sock ever, contemplating gift knitting and Fuzzy Feet.

• What yarns are you coveting?
There's some ArtYarns Regal silk at my LYS that's beautiful, just no project in mind for it.

• What's your favorite yarn and why?
I don't have a favorite yarn. I use what strikes my fancy. I've had good success with lots. Don't care for mohair, as it makes me itch.

• What's your favorite yarn store and why?
Hands down The Sow's Ear. It's my very LYS, where I've taken lots of classes, including learning how to knit just 3 years ago. It's a combination LYS and coffee shop- the perfect match! The yarn, wools especially, smell like coffee! It's what made me sign up for this swap! I'd link it if I knew how!

strangelittlemama said...

I'm knitting a hat for my honey, from Rowan Tapestry. Just finished my Socktoberfest socks-- knee socks with pompoms for my 5-year-old.

I'm coveting the famed Malabrigo.

I don't have a favorite yarn per se, but I love merino blends-- Rowan wool cotton, Karaoke wool/ soysilk, etc.

I love kpixie-- great selection, reasonable prices, nice layowut. I also like my LYS, especially now that it's moved to a huge new location only a mile from my house!

Calling Kahlo said...

I am knitting the lift and separate wrap from big girl knits and the central park hoodie from knitscene.

I am feeling the Noro kureyon. But,that's because I have an idea for another project in my mind.

My favorite yarn is Malabrigo. I believe that if someone loves you they will give you malabrigo. It is butter!

My fav LYS is stix-n-stitches in Montclair. The people who work there are so nice, knowledgeable and btw they have a coffee machine for their customers. You can sit and knit and sip coffee= heaven.

Tammy said...

I posted my answers on my blog here