Category Archives: yarn

Another Grand Discovery!

Another Grand Discovery!
Another Grand Discovery!

I was searching for Lily Sugar and Cream yarn to complete a project, and I remembered that Peaches & Creme yarns are made in America, somewhere in the South. I searched and sure enough, they are made in Old Fort, NC! (That’s near Asheville, if you’re not a local.)

I found their website: http://elmore-pisgah.com/ and you can order straight from it. Be sure and read their “about us” page. Additionally, they make Honeysuckle and America’s Best yarns and crochet threads. They also have an outlet store in Old Fort. I’ll be shopping with them in the future! Support America!!!!

(Bernat owns Lily Sugar & Cream. Their yarns are made in Canada. I don’t feel too bad about shopping with neighbors. The Canadians did free the Iran hostages for us, but I am telling my age!)

Another Baby Jacquards!

Another Baby Jacquards!
Another Baby Jacquards!

This one is called “I’m a Big Boy.” I cast on in the middle of a swatch of green, and I’m afraid when I turn the band up, all the pretty blue will be hidden. Next time I’ll cast on in a swatch of blue and see what happens.

Yes, I used circular needles, even though I’m not knitting in the round. I find the shorter length circulars are ideal for travel. If you drop a needle, it stays attached to the other one. Sometimes, I ball up my yarn and pop it, along with a set of circular needles and those tiny folding scissors, in a zip top sandwich bag. Then I pop it in my purse and I’m set to go. Whenever I’m stuck in a waiting room or other slow place, I can be productive and pass the time.

I do knit my baby caps in the round from time to time, but I’m not crazy about finishing with double pointed needles, especially when I’m travelling.

Pet’s new cap

Pet’s new cap
Pet’s new cap

You really do have to pay attention to where you begin with a patterned yarn. The stripes on Petula’s new cap came out wonky, as you can see. This is Bernat Baby Jacquards, “Spearmint Candy.” I can add a bright pink pom pom and turn the cap so the seam is above her ear and it will look pretty enough. Still, next time I’m going to start my long tail cast on in the middle of the solid pink and see if that won’t be better.