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August 26, 2019
Yarn Leftovers from Becca's Crazy Projects

I had this mishmash of leftover yarn and wanted to make it into one ball of yarn for a project. I put it in order from the smallest ball to the largest or what made sense from a color perspective.
I used this video about how to make a Russian join. Such a simple and effective way to join together two pieces of yarn.
It is pretty invisible when done, too.
Then I wound it up into a single cake that weighs in at 240 grams. This is bound to be a fun shawl. I just have to pick the ...

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July 22, 2019
Awaiting Fullfillment from Becca's Crazy Projects

After returning from the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, I decided I wanted a circular sock knitting machine. I wanted one enough to do some internet research, choose Erlbacker Gearhart to manufacture my machine, and lay down the substantial amount of money required to buy a reproduction machine manufactured in the United States. What I wasn't expecting, in this Amazon-will-have-that-to-your-door-tomorrow world, was the long lead time. Once I started investigating the lead time, I learned most people were saying 8-10 weeks. Then, when I started asking people in circular sock knitting groups when they had ordered their machines -- and ...

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July 19, 2019
Crazy About Yarn from Becca's Crazy Projects

On Monday I shared my Awaiting Fulfillment Socks. Today, I'm going to share the sock yarn I bought to be ready for that sock knitting machine.

I discovered that Knit Picks was offering their Summer 2019 Felici at 20% off. How could I not invest in the new collection of striping yarns? I added two of those to my shopping cart, then started adding Stroll Sock in solids for contrast heels and toes. I think Knit Picks changes their Felici colors once or twice a year, so if you see one you like you should pick up a couple ...

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