A small package of yarn arrived in the mail this past weekend...lovely lark in Bird's Egg Blue and Dogwood. The package was a much needed distraction to the weekend's difficulties, such cute little bundles in the softest shades of blue and pink. I was immediately drawn to Quince and Co. because of the simplicity of their website and their yarn selections, and how could I not be charmed by the fact that they used bird names for their yarns...finch, chickadee, osprey, tern, owl, etc....I love it! I chose lark for my newest project, an in threes cardigan. I would like to make one for each of my two youngest girls, possibly with coordinating calico dresses for Easter. I cast on the first sweater on Sunday, and I am past the little cap sleeves and on to, what I am calling, the home stretch. This is my first attempt at a sweater, and I am finding the pattern simple to follow, and I like that I can work on it while the Littles are around. The only issue I am having is with my needles. I am using bamboo circulars, and the cord keeps twisting, curling, and bending where it attaches to the needle, and the stitches don't slide very easily from the cord onto the needle. I love my bamboo dps, but I'm not so sure I like the bamboo circulars. I am wondering if it is just the particular bamboos that I have, if others would work better, or if I need to try something completely different. Metal maybe? The choices are overwhelming, and I'm not sure where to begin. What circulars do you prefer to use? I would love any suggestions you care to offer.
I learned how to make a center pull ball of yarn using this handy tutorial. I know this is nothing new to anyone who has been knitting for a while, but I was so proud of myself when I wound my first ball and pulled the string to find out that it actually worked. No more run away balls!!! I want to buy more yarn just so I can wind more balls. I know there are other methods, but using my thumb and the back of two chairs worked great for me. So, that is my little knitting update. I hope you are all having a great week.