Knits By Nat

Crazy knitter and vegan to boot!

The Squishy Mail Arrived!

Last week I received Mary Maxim’s catalog. (It probably arrived at work as well since I once got an order delivered there.) On the cover is their newest yarn, Maximum Value. Saw some really nice colours that I thought would be great to knit the Stef Scarf. You can see the colours on the top photo.

Pumpkin Orange Stef Scarf

I made a mistake though. I saw the 5mm on the info but it was for the crochet hook, not knitting needles. To get gauge, it should be knit with 4,5mm. So this means the yarn is slightly thinner than what I currently use.

Yesterday and this morning I worked with the yarn to knit the scarf but meh! I am absolutely not thrilled at all with the yarn on 5mm needles. I worked a bit with the 4,5mm and much prefer the look of the knitting but it won’t do for the Stef scarf. The width works but the length is not what I like. The cables are shorter than I like.

Had I noticed the 4,5mm I would not have bought the yarn. It’s an expensive lesson learned  since I bought a bunch of the same colours. I know I will eventually knit a lot of stuff with this yarn; I do love the stitch definition using 4,5mm needles.

This will teach me to check better before I buy!

 

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Back to School, Back to Blogging

I  love this time of the year for so many reasons. Supplies are on sale because of back to school. Fall is just around the corner. It’s the start of the busiest time in my shop.

I love supplies especially writing with different coloured pens as you can see. I always carry a notebook with me so I can write my ideas down on the spot. Sometimes it’s an idea for a blog post but mostly they’re knitting ideas. I use the purple binder to keep my blogging ideas together.  And my laptop! Well, my laptop is what makes this writing possible. It’s what makes selling on Etsy possible!

Balou always has to be close to the laptop when I work.

I love fall with the orange,red and brown leaves. Temperatures start to go down and people really do prefer buying scarves and slouchy hats when it gets cooler. Summer is the time I knit a lot of my stock and create new items. The humidity and heat we had this entire summer made knitting quite a task. The yarn was often sticking in my hands! I swear I will get an air conditioner for next summer!

 

 

 

 

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