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I have never had a blog before so this is all very new to me but I feel a need to express my current knitting frustrations so I figured I would do it here. :0)I feel like I have put all this time and effort into this baby blanket for a good friend of mine and it is like my second full project and it's going okay it's just that the yarn a choose is terrible. I have so many concerns about what it is going to do when I wash it. Not mind u this yarn is of course not a knit picks yarn because I hadn't found knit picks yet. I just wish i had found knit picks sooner and used their yarn because it is just so superior to any yarn u can buy in the stores!!!I have fallen in love with knit picks as well and want to share my gratitude to everyone and all the work they do to have such an amazing company that has affordable products that are of such high quality!!! I am so grateful!! I am also excited about the second baby blanket I have started for my other friend who is due a few weeks later and sadly won't get hers until after her baby is born but oh well it will be used when it's completed :0)That blanket is the modern baby blanket and made out of knit picks yarn!! Yah!!!I really do wish I had more time to knit but recently my manager asked that I not knit at work on my free time so it has cut back on my knitting time a lot, but I am keeping her wishes and understand her reasoning. So sadly it's weekends and evenings as knitting times for me!I was also really sick last week so I lost a lot of knitting time then too. I am feeling better and ready to finish this lancet and continue on the next one!!

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Comment by cherylbwaters on May 9, 2012 at 6:01pm

Sometimes the yarn looks great in the skein or ball, but you don't like the way it knits up.

Comment by Kory Raymond on May 9, 2012 at 9:46am
Oh purl girl! U make an excellent point!! I think I have learned that from this yarn as well!! I am glad ur new sock yarn will b there in a few days!!
Comment by PurlGirl on May 9, 2012 at 8:25am

I think am finding that you must knit with a yarn you really really like (be it a nice acrylic or otherwise) even if you are giving it away, because it's important to enjoy the knitting as much as the wearing/using or giving.  I'm learning this the hard way, too, as I knit up a pair of socks on "sale" yarn from my lys.  I am slogging through them because I like knitted socks, but the colors are less than delightful and not really "me."  I will consider this a learning experience all around as I practice my short-row heels  PS:  My KP order with new sock yarn is being shipped as I write this!!!  :)

Comment by Kory Raymond on May 7, 2012 at 9:06am
Hi Cheryl! I was using my iPad I think that's y it wasn't working before. Thanks so much for the encouragement and I will def ask questions if I have them! I appreciate ur help!
Comment by cherylbwaters on May 7, 2012 at 8:17am

Welcome to this wonderful group, Kory. It sounds like you are already growing into a great knitter. If you have any questions, just ask - whether it be about knitting or how to use this site. If you look above the comment box, there are some icons. Unless you are using an iPad where the icons don't appear, and perhaps other pads, the second one on the left is for inserting pictures. There is nothing more satisfying than knitting something up for a gift.

Comment by Kory Raymond on May 1, 2012 at 4:25am
Hi Susan! Thanks so much! And yes that's a good way to put it! I am such a yarn snob now!! I have also found a yarn shop in my area I like but Kelly and the kp crew are just so much better than ever my local yarn store! hopefully I can figure out how to get pictures up at some point but right now I can't even change my profile pic! I guess one step at a time!
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 30, 2012 at 7:17pm

Kory, I know what you mean about KP yarns... I got whatever I could before that (no local yarn stores in my neighborhood)... and a lot of it was acrylic (yuck)... but KP has turned me into a yarn snob.  Great, high quality yarns at reasonable prices... I hope your baby blankets come out nice.  Would love to see them.

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