Finishing up projects, fingerless gloves, and the Yarn Tamer…
Welcome to the 17th issue of the online newsletter. I don’t know about where you live, but here in Idaho we are having a blustery cold spring! I feel quite stalled on my gardening and orchard pruning projects I started a few weeks ago. But I have decided to take advantage of a few more indoor days and finish up those last few projects on my needles.
Knitters Finishing Techniques
Right along that line is a good book by Nancie M. Wiseman on finishing techniques. Finishing techniques are what can turn a dumpy “homemade” project into something we are proud to wear. It’s very important for items we are giving away as gifts as we want them to be warmly received!
Amazon.com has a very good “Look Inside” feature for this book, and I was able to learn a lot just from reading the first chapters.
- Click here for: The Knitters Book of finishing Techniques
I love fingerless gloves. They are so fun to wear, and a quick project to knit. Here is a video with a beautiful set made with a patterned cuff and bobbles. This is a 3-part video series and gives you all you need to know to start making these for yourself.
- Click here for: Fingerless Gloves
The Yarn Tamer
My yarn seems to start out so nice and controlled, and then it quickly works up into a huge mess. Especially if I am doing something with multiple colors or unusual yarn. So I was very excited to find this little video on the “Yarn Tamer.” At first I thought it was going to be some sort of dispensing tube, and was very surprised to find out it incorporates ideas from the spinning wheel to manage the yarn. Very interesting.
Watch the little video, and if you are a handspinner (like I am) you’ll quickly see how your spindles and lazy Kate’s can be used to dispense yarn like this!
- Click here for: Yarn Tamer
Short but sweet…
A short newsletter today… but hey! We need to be finishing up those projects and not reading on our computer!
Happy Knitting to all
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