Well, I officially started it. The Mini Skein 10 Stitch Blanket it underway. The video below has more information about it.
Mini Skein 10 Stitch
I started out with US 3 / 3.25 mm double pointed needles (DPNs). I will be adjusting and changing needle sizes if necessary.
The first bit of yarn I used was all the samples from Ann, TwinMommyCreations, had given me over the years. Those were not easy to knit up if I’m honest. I don’t normally use needles that small.
Mini Skein Unwinder
I do not own a swift. My plan to go over to my friend Ann’s studio and use her’s hasn’t happened yet. But I was getting impatient and wanted to get Ann’s Rainbow Mini Skeins balled or caked up. My husband made me this:
It’s a piece a scrap PT wood with some concrete anchor screws in it. I’m able to loop a mini skein around it so I can then cake it up or ball it up myself. It’s not perfect, but it works.
Lion Brand Bon Bons
(This part I actually forgot to mention in the video. Oops!)
I had mentioned in last week’s podcast, that I would be exchanging a duplicate package of the Lion Brand Bon Bons for a different color set. I had had two packages of the Nature color. When I went to Joann’s on Tuesday to exchange them, I wasn’t allowed a flat exchange. I was able to return the second package, but because the 50% of coupon I had used on Sunday was now expired, I wasn’t getting the new package at half price.
Needless to say, I was not happy about this and ended up leaving without a new package of Bon Bons. Oh well. I’ll just have to wait for the next time I have some 50% off coupons.