Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Yarn is wonderfully unique. You have thousand of different colors, textures, and fibers to choose from. Whatever your heart desires, there can be a yarn for you. My favorite yarn isn't about any of these things, it's about how it feels when I work it. The same yarn can feel differently between a size H hook, a size K hook, and size 15 needles. It all depends on how you work with it. One of the types I enjoy working with is red heart. Their with love brand is the most adapting to my specific needs. The super saver is more versatile but is a lot rougher in my opinion. Both can be used for a wide variety of projects.
Right now I am working on some banana na beanies for a friend. My problem is that since knitting with smaller needles, a size H hook is simply too tight. I moved up to a I hook, but still had to stretch the beanie quite a bit. What I thought was a adult size is now the child size. I'm having to make another one bigger. I'll end up sending her all 3 beanies since she has a baby as well. She's already paid me, so I don't mind the extra effort. A great customer is hard to find these days, so when she wants something, I try my best. It is more important for me to have a handful of satisfied repeat customers that become friends, than a lot of one time customers I never hear from again. Yes, the money is nice. But, I prefer knowing I did a great job and whomever receives my hand made products enjoy them.