When I use something a lot I have to admit that I try to find the brand that works best for me. I never thought that I would ever be a scissor snob until I found Dovo brand scissors and, of course I love my trusty Fiskars too. I became a scissor snob thank to Dovo.
Now I seem to be searching for the perfect knitting needles - the perfect one for me at least. I have been enjoying the 'chase' and I think I am close to knowing exactly what my preference is, and want, in a knitting needles.
I only use circular knitting needles. When I first taught myself to knit myself that's what I used and my preference has not changed. I began knitting with Addi Turbo needles. That is the brand that my LYS sold and I have always loved how slick and fast they are. I have sets of Addi clicks interchangeables in both lace and regular. Over time, I have discovered what I want in a knitting needle: metal, the pointiest tip possible, a fast knitting, slick, metal needle and a very flexible c…
I have had to become better acquainted with various ways to harden, stiffen or prevent fraying in cloth lately. It has been an enlightening journey, and I thought that I would pass it along the lessons that I have learned about a variety of excellent products that suit any need to 'tame' fabric for a variety of reasons.
Fray Check. Who among us has not used this ubiquitous little potion over the years? It works like a charm to 'glue' up those raw edges on some of the most beautiful fabrics I use; ensuring that I can sew the fabric without fear of endless unraveling. This product has remained a favorite since I first discovered it many years ago. The only change that I think Prym/Dritz has made to it over the years is a finer application tip.
I have re-discovered my admiration for this product as I was making a holiday gift from some beautiful cotton that was especially prone to fraying! I have also recently learned that Fray Check can be removed with rubbing alcohol.…
My newest finished shawlette. This is the second Caladan shawl from Barbara Benson Designs that I have made. I just really enjoy knitting with beads - and this shawl has just the right amount of beading...not too many and not too few. I knit this with Madeline Tosh Pashima yarn in their Tart colorway. It's an absolutely luscious yarn to know being made of :75% superwash wool, 15% silk and 10% cashmere
A close up of the bead placement
Our hummingbirds are back in force going through 5 quarts of solution per day. In the evening we have at least 325-30 birds around each of the 5 feeders at once. I'm going to try to set up the camera and take a little video with sudio because it's one on those sights that you can;t believe until you see it and hear it !
Here's our red fox friend Lulu. She's been having 'dinner' at our house since she was kit. She comes by everying afternoon, waits patiently by the door, follows DH out to the food station, takes her meal and …