Week 1 – 7 January 2016 / Thursday
4.25cm x 13.5 cm – knit (s 8 metal)
Not much knitting done this day – a big day in NYC with Mom, and then visiting with P and then G too.
I used a soft, olive green cotton yarn…seems more natural than the two earlier days and made up again of strands that seemed to separate easily and potentially get the needles caught up, although I seemed generally to be getting a bit better at avoiding that problem.
I brought the wooden needles because I thought they might be easier to travel with and experimented a bit with them but quickly returned to the straight, metal ones. I kept the wooden circular ones in my bag though, which was lucky when it came to the end of the week.
When I got back from an evening out I spent time online with a view to checking out some wool stores in the city the next day. I found a fantastic blog site on undergroundcrafter.com specifically for knitters visiting NYC that detailed all the wool stores and their virtues, vices and locations. It also gave good tips on checking opening hours, etc. I really enjoyed reading the blog – one of the first blogs I have actively searched, found and read ever.
Again I was introduced to a whole other element of the knitting world – branding of yarns and the fashion of yarns….it’s a whole world in itself it seems. And there I was, content to go to thrift stores and other second-hand sources for left over sources of supplies.