Every year knitters resolve to not buy more yarn… the dreaded “yarn diet”. And like all resolutions, they are made to be and will be broken. It’s really just a matter of how long before they are. We are taking a different focus...
And on that note, we’ll get right to the point: these are our New Year’s Knitting Resolutions, and we intend to make ones we can keep… with disclaimers in parenthesis.
Go on yarn diet. (After we buy way more yarn than we need because it’s on sale and we didn’t get every skein on earth we could have possibly wanted for the holidays.)
Do not cast on more projects until we finish all of our WIPS. (Cast on 15 WIPS on Dec 31.)
Buy more needles. (To cast on more projects.)
Finally take that class to learn a new technique. (So you can cast on more projects.)
Join a knitting group for camaraderie. (And to buy more yarn.)
Save all your Christmas money. (To buy that sweater’s worth of yarn you have been lusting after.)
Happy New Year, to all of our yarn lovers! May your year be full of fibre and fun!
Cashmere is a favorite among knitters. It is ultra-soft and super luxurious.Yarn blended with cashmere is fun to knit and results in a high-end knitted garment. In recent years, the democratization and overproduction of cashmere has resulted in claims that cashmere is unethical and not sustainable. Many cashmere lovers have switched to alpaca as a sustainable alternative to cashmere. Many brands have found ethical ways to source cashmere and that is what we will dive into here.
Teddy bears are a childhood staple for most people. They evoke sweet memories of innocence and nostalgia of yesteryears. If you have never knitted a cuddly teddy bear, the project can range from beginner to expert, depending on the pattern. Knitted teddy bears make thoughtful gifts.
Have you been considering a subscription to a knitting box? There are so many available out there now and it can be tempting to dive right in. Zen Yarn Garden offered a subscription box at one point in time and then we transitioned toknitting kits. We are here to talk about the pros and cons of knitting subscription boxes.