Karen R Savage

Professional Voice Talent, Amateur Actor and Knitter

Month: December 2006

So much for that yarn

I really need to pay more attention to details when I’m buying yarn for my projects. It turned out that that lovely, soft and furry yarn I found for the border collie was “bulky” weight, not dk (which is sort of between worsted and sport), so when I knitted up the back of the dog, the gauge was completely off. I ended up having to go and buy another couple of skeins of yarn, but I wasn’t able to find any dk or sport weight in the brownish colour I wanted (since my mother’s border collie is brown and white, not black and white, those are the colours I wanted to use), so I had to go with black and white instead. Ah well. I’ll just have to use that furry yarn on some other project… maybe a hat.

Here is a pic of what the dog’s supposed to look like when I’m done.

Feeling chuffed

So I went to Hobby Lobby on my lunch break to buy the yarn I’m going to need for my next project (a toy border collie for my mum). I found a really cool yarn in the two colours I needed for the fur, really soft and almost furry feeling. Then I needed just a little bit of pink, brown and silver for the tongue, collar and tag. I found the pink and the brown easily enough, but it took me a while to find the silver, and when I did, there was only one skein of it on the shelf, and that was all tangled up. Plus, it cost $4.59! I didn’t particularly want to spend that much when I only needed maybe 5 yards of the stuff, but it really was the perfect colour. So I took it with me to the cash register and asked if I could get a discount on it, as it was all tangled up. End result, I got it for half off! Go me!

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