Sunday, July 22, 2007


I still don't know how to use circular needles or the magic loop technique. I am ordering some books from Knitpicks to help me along. I also found out about a place where you can borrow DVDs on things like knitting, metalworking, etc. = Smartflix. I'm going to try it once I return my Netflix stuff I've had for like 8 months.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Get rid of the stash? No Way

Ok, I have to admit that I didn't think Des Moines would have any great knitting shops. However--I was wrong. Creative Corner in Valley Junction has stuff I've never seen before. Even better=good prices. I purchased 5 different skeins there (for, you know=dog & cat projects).

My favorite has to be Araucanias Nature Wool Chunky. I bought color 108, an orange to make ST a felted sweater. It worked up beautifully, and I hope it felts nicely too. $8.95 for 100 gram ball, and it looks just like Manos but at nearly half the price. Next on my list to try from them is alpaca.