Thursday, July 25, 2013

Cable Waves and Knitter's Prerogative

 My friend Linda knits blankets and only blankets.  She made this cable pattern up herself...the cables travel across the blanket a bit at at time.  
She bought this yarn in Peru.  
Linda also knits the blankets only in white or ecru yarn-

My mom only crocheted blankets.   I have two of her blankets to this day.  She also crocheted in white or ecru only.  She only used acrylic because that's what the stores sold in the 80s as far as we knew. 
They have stood the test of time...
we still grab those blankets to wrap ourselves in - 


Aren't we funny?  Aren't we different? 

I couldn't even finish these fingerless mitts before My prerogative changed it's mind.

This gorgeous yarn is begging to be a hat. 
I like the Mitt pattern (Susie's Reading Mitts)  but the yarn 
wasn't shaping up as I wished.  

I'm not a great great knitter, but I do know when the yarn isn't behaving with a pattern. 

Do you knit with the same yarns over and over? 






12 comments:

Katherine said...

I do repeat yarns a lot! I think I could knit with just one color. That appeals to me for some reason. Knitters are an amazing and odd group!!

Grayseasailor said...

Nope, I use all kinds of yarns when I knit, but I find it fascinating that one could choose to just use one color and one type of yarn and only make one type of project repeatedly during a lifetime. I can relate to that a little bit though, because I most frequently knit dishcloths and only in cotton. The idea sounds especially relaxing, and uniquely beautiful. Thanks for posting, Kathy!

Judy S. said...

I do repeat some patterns that I like a lot and some yarns, but there are more than one. Your yarn is pretty; what is it?

SapphireBlue said...

Oh I remember those 80s yarns. My mom and aunts crocheted the heck out of them.

Dee said...

I have my favorites, but I do like to step outside my comfort zone once in awhile with yarn.

I have an Aran afghan I knit when Stephen was a baby. It's still in perfect condition and it has been used a lot. My baby is now 30!

It was knit with that cheap old acrylic from the K-Mart and it has held up very well.

Nancy said...

I have some favorite brands that I use over and over. Simply Soft is my go-to yarn for baby blankets, Encore works great for baby knitting, too. Both are durable and washable - two essential traits for baby knitting. I love Opal and Cherry Tree Hill for socks, but I tend to branch out more with sock yarns and purchase unknown types simply because of colors or how it feels in my hand.

suburban prep said...

I have on my bed the afghan that my father's cousin (his secretary) crocheted for me when I graduated from high school. It went with me to college and then to each place I lived until I got married. This has been just about 30 yrs too.

Araignee said...

I admire people who stick to one thing and perfect it. I'm too flighty to be that single minded but the few folks that I know who are like that turn out some awesome things.
I do use the same yarn a lot. When I find something that works I stick to it because you put too much work in things to have them ruined. When I saw Grandbaby's blanket that I had slaved over last week I was very disappointed in the new-to-me yarn (Lion Brand Baby Soft) I had used as it looked terrible after only a few washings. Booooo.

http://www.creatingwithwool.wordpress.com said...

I do repeat certain favorite patterns but usually in a different color each time. I love the look of blankets that are all one natural color but I don't have that kind of patience to knit one myself. I think it's because blankets take longer and I just can't commit to one color for that long. Not sure what that says about me...:-O

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Sadly, there are SO MANY yarns and so little time. So many patterns and so little time! LOL! though I do tend to like Noro and Madelinetosh and shawls most of all. LOL! blessings ~ tanna

iknead2knit said...

I do! Addicted to Shibui and Mad Tosh especially!

SissySees said...

Tofutsies. I could knit with nothing else and be happy. Hmmm... Maybe I need to grab some and cast on!

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