Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Needle Storage and Mystery Wool

I have been knitting two years now.
I have also been struggling with how to store my circular needles.
I have tried keeping them in their respective packages...NOT.
I have tried keeping them separated by size in ziplock baggies....um NOT.
I have tried just keeping them all in a big giant baggie all mixed up....NOT.
Well just the other day....I was still trying to figure out how to make the storage of said needles easier.
A little container that we have had for home education is no longer needed for pencils and 'wotnot'. Well surprise! Circular needles fit in the drawers wonderfully.
I made a drawer for small, medium and large needles and so far......it works great.

So having conquered the needle problem I decided to attempt to knit with some mystery wool.
I bought this wool at my first fiber fest about a year and a half ago. I don't know the type of wool, but it IS wool. I believe it is in the 'wheel' shape and I am pulling it from the middle. I can pull the wool completely apart at 4-5 inches but can't at 1-1.5 inches. It is woolly but not itchy and quite soft.
I decided to use it to knit up a basic hat from Elizabeth's "Knitting Around". Of course I shall share the finished product soon.
** if anyone can give me more info on the wool I would appreciate it**

Until next time.

1 comment:

  1. I can't be sure, but the yarn looks a lot like a thin roving to me. Roving is what I spin with--the long loose strips of wool that have been combed, carded, etc. Maybe it is not roving, but was intended as a novelty yarn--a yarn with a loose, thick texture. Possibly it is felting wool. I've seen felting wool and it looks much like roving. If you find out what it truly is called, please post, I'm interested!