#1 recovered MIA WIP - meandering rib scarf /lion brand yarn (originally started 11/2014)
I decided to try knitting in my lifeline with my boye interchangeable needles since they do have the little hole for tightening but it is only big enough for size 10 thread. Can someone who has the knit picks needles tell me if the hole is big enough for a thin yarn (not just thread)? I like to put in a lifeline at the end of a pattern repeat. I'm just a little past 2 repeats in that picture. I really don't like using thread though since the loops can pull the thread down. It doesn't help that the thread I used is so light colored. The ball is actually a variegated purple with some really dark purple but the first part was light and I didn't want to waste too much. Anyway, I was watching TV last night and totally messed everything up so I ripped back to the lifeline and it was almost as difficult to get the loops pulled back up as if I'd not used a lifeline at all. Next time I think I'll find something thicker and use my darning needle.
Oh, I almost forgot! I'm inserting this part in here hoping to get some feedback. I need to get a swift and ball winder. Does anyone have any recommendations? I want to get something that will last me a long time. I was looking at the knit picks ball winder and swift on amazon. Does anyone have any experience with that brand? I'm hoping to get it for my birthday since I just bought my first thing of yarn that looks like a twisted donut. If you have had a bad experience please tell me about it. I want to avoid any hassles if possible.
I was planning to do a little cross stitch yesterday that I bought on ebay for a gift a while back. One of my brothers finally got married (They have been together for a long time). My SIL's name is Joy and I saw this simple cross stitch kit that says "Share Joy." I thought that would be a nice Christmas gift for her to keep at her office (if she wanted to). It is a chalk board look design with black fabric and white thread and it had a butterfly in the design top center which I loved. It also comes with a white filigree easel frame. But, when I took it out of the package and sat down to start working on it I realized it wasn't the right design! I didn't even notice when I first got it in the mail and I already left good feedback. It is too late to try to get them to fix it. I really need to pay more attention when I first get things.
Buddy the Beagle Baby has been so cute and I love him so much. It is so hard to imagine what life was like without him now. He is very different than my other beagle, mostly because he is a puppy and my other dog was very old but also because he loves to snuggle and play with toys and fetch - things my other dog didn't do. Blue (girl) was always an easy going dog who liked to chill in a sun-ray or snuggle in blankets but she got too hot if you laid next to her. She wanted all the blankets and your pillow but you had to go lol Buddy wants to sleep as close to my head as possible and sometimes on my face. He will snuggle his little muzzle right up in the curve of my neck with his soft ears falling forward. He will sleep with me that way all night long now and doesn't get up and wander around as long as I get right up with him in the morning.
Anyway, I hope everyone is having fun crocheting or knitting or whatever you do.