I think it is Anne Bogel who asks readers to name three books they love and one they don’t. I like this question because it helps get to the reason we love the books we do. So I thought I would try it with knitting.
1. I love my stash. It isn’t huge although it has grown over the last 300+ days. I love my stash because there is yarn to share. Last month, I was able to give each of our daughters a skein of yarn for a Christmas Eve cast-on. This month, I am digging into my stash for a few skeins so we can each knit another hat or some mittens. It is like our own little yarn club.
2. I love my needle collection. There are few projects that would need to wait for me to free up a needle or cable. I especially love my needles after I have sorted them out and put them neatly in my needle case. Now I just need to add a few more double pointed needles and I will really be set.
3. I love that I currently have enough yarn for at least 4 sweaters. This is new for me and constitutes the bulk of my pandemic purchases. It is so fun to dream of the possibilities without having to worry about getting to a shop or waiting fo yarn to be shipped.
+1. What I don’t love? How knitting with acrylic yarn gives me pain. I try to balance the number of hours spent with woolly wool vs acrylic because I seem to tense my thumbs when I use acrylic. But lately, I have been knitting a lot of donation hats and scarves so this week I am battling a sore thumb. I think I need to find some better yarn options (easy care, washable) for donation knitting.
Happy Thursday. Off to link up with Carole.