So last night I went to Three Bags Full in Northbrook, to take pictures for the studio's blog that I write.
has a new post up today with all kinds of pictures from the event.
It was very well attended.
I intended to stay a half hour and couldn't get enough with the hour that I did spend there.
I was busy promoting the blog, taking pictures and chatting with customers.
One lady who is a long time knitter, and I got on the topic of cotton. "Cotton grows, and it grows and it grows, " she reminded me.
How true. We both looked at the crocheted cowl above, and
she insisted even that would grow. The book 10 simple crocheted cowls is for sale at the studio. The lovely cowl is crocheted in cotton. She thought the knots Might, just Might, help with it not growing too too much.
"When I knit with wool, my hands get hives, she said.
She also said her grands don't want anything she makes them if its with wool; because - - --- it itches.. (yes Franklin Habit was right)
I want to remember her wisdom. Cotton does grow and grow. I will be frogging the cotton vest I made last fall…
due to growth.
I'm grateful for silks and acrylics and blends that is for sure.
It is true, however, that nothing bounces back and looks more lovely to me than wool.
I can handle wool on my hands and feet and I'm grateful for that much.
These wool turkish bed socks take only one skien of koigu.
One lady was showing her friend 3 skeins of wool she was choosing for her granddaughters hats, and she said,
"Do you think it will itch?"
We sure did think it would itch.
I know you can use hair conditioner to soften wools, but I've yet to really see a big difference.
I want to knit the hooded scarf pattern next, but I have to find an acrylic…or something…
Wool and I ….. we have a troubled past…
tips for my future?