What’s Your Favorite?


Moat of us have favorites.  This holds true for knitting and crocheting just as much as for authors, foods, or anything else.  So, here are some of mine:

  • Things to Knit:  Socks, Shawls
  • Knitting Needles:  My Size 00 Addi Turbo Laceweights
  • Crochet Hooks:  My old Boye steel hooks
  • Yarn Weights:  Sock, Lace
  • Yarn Colors:  Blue, Purple, Rose, Peach/Coral; Burgundy, Cerise, Variegated
  • Indie Dyers:  Kellee at Ethereal Fibers; Morandia at MIB Fibers; Melissa at Keegan Lane Yarns
  • Designers:  Wendy from Wendy Knits; Annie Kuo Lukito; Elizabeth Zimmermann; Cookie A
  • Times to Knit:  Watching TV; riding in a car
  • Patterns in my Ravelry Queue:  543
  • Types of Knitting:  Fisherman, Lace, Textured, Mitered, Fair Isle, Double-Knitting
  • Type of Crochet:  Filet
  • Favorite Sock Cuff:  Folded Picot
  • Favorite Cast-Off:  Jeny’s Stretchy

Favorite Cast-Ons:  Mock Long-Tail; Queen Kahuna’s

So, those are my favorites.  What are yours?

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Welcome to my world


Welcome to A Skein of Yarn (or Ten).

A bit about me:

I’m about to turn 59, and I’ve been knitting and crocheting since I was five years old.  (Mom taught me to knit; Dad taught me to crochet).  I’m also a freelance writer.

I have one of the earliest to-up sock patterns on the web, Deb’s Almost-Easy Toe-Up Socks; the current version (with a pic) is on Ravelry and at Naughty Knitterz.  The original was on Socknitters, posted in 1999.

Over the last year, I’ve been participating in the 2011 Year of Stash Socks challenge.  It’s been a lot of fun, and I have been working my way through my stash at a very pleasing rate.  Been posting pics of my projects for the challenge there and on my Ravelry page.

Doing the challenge has reminded me that one of the things on my bucket list is to become a knitting designer.  Another is to write about knitting and crocheting.  Hence, this blog.

So, welcome once again, pull up a chair, grab a mug or glass of your favorite beverage, and your yarn and needles, and join me for the ride.

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