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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Tuesday tails.... Yarn and Knitting but no animals today..

Yarn tails..

I bought enough yarn for five hats.  It was on sale but if I'd gotten there earlier I'd have gotten the better deal at JoAnns.  Then again.....if I had not gone to Michaels, I wouldn't have learned about Naal knitting:

A couple of neat ladies who are getting really good at it clued me into it.  Isn't it fun looking?

I like this one, too, since you get to hear it in Finnish and in English.

How cool is that?

Back to knitting:

From Michaels I bought some yarn...

This is going to be a very fast knit, and, incidentally, the knitted ones
at Ravelry were not nearly as attractive as the picture on the band.  I don't know why this is.  Maybe the model is wearing it over a coiled wig?
 The pattern for Cozy Cabled Hat, from Loops and Threads Yarn Band:
I looked all over the Raverly site that was supposed to contain the ball band pattern, but had no success.
 So, Mr. Z worked some magic on it and made it big enough for me to see.  Hopefully you can snag this snap, feel free, if you want to knit it, too.  The Loop and Threads yarn is a 50/50 wool acrylic, and has a yummy feel to it.  
I also bought some other yarns- four colors of Paton Rovings:

I got the Roving to make this little hat, four times... that is a skein of heathered aqua peeking out there between the teal and red.

After spending a day and a half searching the web for anything like this discontinued yarn, I broke down and went to the two stores I thought just might have a yarn that was compatible for something less than $ 20 a skein.  I think the Paton's Roving is a good choice.  It's soft to the touch and has the right 10x10 knitprint.
So, between the pink Sparkle sweater for DD, and the new hat yarns, I'm happily knitting again, and have something to do other than get viciously cranky at my thumb.

Happy New Year Knitting!


  1. Nalbinding is the precursor to knitting and a much older skill. Fascinating! Happy New Year to you, and I wish you all the best in life in the coming year!

    1. Thank you Ellen, and Happy New Year to you and your loved ones, too!

      Binding.. that's what they called it. They were so much fun to talk to, and we all shared our cranky digit tales, too. What a crack up, forgive the pun. Even Mr. Z has go a snapping finger joint. It seems to be going around!


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