Knitting supplies, knitting notions, world yarn domination toolkit… whatever you call your favorite knitting tools, we all love a good knitting notion. Although all you really need to knit is some string ( or grass depending on how desperate you are) and a stick of some sort.
I’m always a sucker for blog posts describing the day and routines they have. It helps me think of new ideas to incorporate into my life, and they’re just really fun to read! I thought I would show you what I do every day as a teen designer.
I’ve been a huge fan of Aroha Knits since a few months ago. She actually started designing soon after she learned how to knit, which is really inspiring to me. You don’t have to wait to really begin to delve deep into the gears of knitting- challenge yourself, and play. Let’s get into the interview!
The day has finally come. You can feel the yarn on your hands, warm and light. You knit, furiously and expeditiously. Nothing can stop you now. Suddenly, your knitting comes to a prompt halt when you realize that you only have 6 meager inches of yarn left. You look down. Has the time really come?
So many things to knit, so little time. That’s what life as a knitter with access to Ravelry is usually like. If we could knit faster and finish those Christmas knits in half the time… maybe our whole stash would actually fit into our basement. But when you knit slowly, it’s hard to start pumping out FOs like Miriam Tegles.
Nostalgia, my old friend. When I look back at when I was a beginner knitter, there are so many things that I just wish I knew when I started, things that would have made my trek from a total beginner to where I am now so much faster.
Wool, my (old) love. It’s warm yet cool, comes in soft AND itchy varieties (meaning you can knit for your friends and enemies with only one fiber!), and can be easily dyed into beautiful colors. Plus, sheep are adorable.
But… I’m vegan.
What’s a wool loving vegan to do in this dilemma? Well, there’s really only one answer… find other yarn!
We’re all crazies here, right? I mean, we get entertained by pulling string loop by loop with sticks. That’s all knitting is, essentially. Loop by loop, we trek towards our next finished item.