Taking a knitting break but can't stay away from the thread
by, 25-06-2011 at 07:52 AM (1205 Views)
My husband always says I'm ADHD when it comes to crafts. I can never do one thing for long before something else distracts me. Well I got this email from Lion brand yarn with a few patterns for tie's for Father's day. Well, I know that's over but I really want to make something for my husband. He is one of those guys who doesn't like "crafty" things. He always tells me not to make him anything because he wont wear it. BUT, since I'm not working now and we are tight on money I can't buy him anything. So for Father's day he got a nice breakfast and then we spent the day in the yard and grilled for Dinner........ anyway, it's bothering me to not give him anything. So I'm going to make this tie for him. I bought the microspun yarn in black since choices were pretty limited at our Joanns here in Alaska. For some reason that yarn is on clearance. He wears a lot of black and grey but I really wanted a variegated yarn. I didn't find anything I could use so I started knitting away and got about 4 inches and HATED it. It just was too plain for something handmade. So I ripped it out and went digging through my stash. Finally I ended up with some RED size 10 thread. I put it together with the black yarn and cast on. It looks much much better. I'll take a picture after I have more done but I really like the result so far.