On the eighth day of sock yarn, Simply Sock Yarn gave to me...
these two skeins of Cascade Heritage 150!
To have a chance at these two sport weight skeins from Cascade Yarns (did you know I carry every color and weight of Heritage?), perfect for thicker socks or a myriad of baby or accessory projects, simply answer the following question in the comments below:
What was the most ambitious or outside-your-box- project you started or completed this year? Did you do some colorwork that you are proud of? Learn a new technique that you applied to your craft? What about a blanket so grand in size that you dedicated months to its completion? Do inspire us with your endeavors and link to your Ravelry project page if you'd like to show it off.
Hmmmm. Well, as far as ambition in knitting goes, I think I have a big epic fail. At least as far as grandeur goes. I put my ambition into my shop this year, hosting fun events, creating special kits, and designing clubs. Plus there were changes in my family life this past year or so that have reduced my knitting time to nearly zero. But the last part of this year has given me more time in the evening (now that Henry sleeps consistently) to knit, and my new favorite thing is to sit with a cup of decaf Indian or chai tea and sit in the dark watching TV with Joe and knitting something super simple like a stockinette pair of socks. I did knit something completely outside of my box though- this Gaptastic Cowl.
One of the fab yarns that Fleece Artist made for their 35th Anniversary was Jana, a bulky weight merino/silk. We had it in the sale section and I grabbed two skeins in Salt Spray and knit my first bulky weight yarn project. I hadn't used size 11 needles before, and while I did get two more skeins to knit this again in the future (it's a three-night project, for Pete's sake, the ultimate pick-me-up) I found knitting with size 11 needles awkward and not very intuitive. I also noticed that my hands hurt a bit after knitting with them for a few hours. Knitting with small needles is definitely better on my hand and wrists. While I didn't enjoy using such heavy yarn and big needles, I did enjoy how quickly I saw results and the look of the finished project.
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