By popular request, here is one of the yarn things I bought. I still need to call and order stuff from the West Coast.
I bought this set from Expression Fiber Arts. It’s called Romantic Morning Hues, 50% Merino Wool, 50% Mulberry Silk, “pearlescent fingering,” the total of 2200 yards.
Now I have no idea what to make with it. I literally bought it because I thought it was pretty. I am kind of thinking a cardigan. I rarely make something for myself that’s not a shawl, simply because the shawls are super easy to knit. I think I would like a cardigan, but I am open to other suggestions.
Some quick answers:
Electric mower: eGo Brand. I think it’s this one, but it might not be that exact model.
This is my mowing handiwork from yesterday.
As you can see, it’s very dry, but all of this was done on a single charge. The battery lasts anywhere from 20-30 minutes, depending on conditions. When we were mowing when it was very wet and grass was overgrown, we only got 20 minutes out of it. If you have a large yard, I recommend getting a second battery. They charge fast, so you can have one charging while mowing and swap them.
This is an overgrown area of the backyard. The grass is about 2 feet at the tallest. This was done with the mower.
Gordon weed-eated the front and the sides and he was going to take a whack at this patch as well, but we ended up quitting. First, it was very hot, and second, our mail dude broke down in front of our front door. His transmission went out, and by the time we went in and out of AC and brought him water, etc, we both were like, “We’re done, this is a mission for a later day.”
The same brand also makes lawn trimmers. Let me count the way I love this lawn trimmer. I love it so, so much. It’s light, it doesn’t stink, it starts up with a button, oh and there is this.
It loads itself. Muhahahaha!
So, why am I so passionate about lawn tools. We lived on-post when Gordon was in the Army, and the post is very strict about grass height and general appearance of your yard in base housing. When he was in the field, I learned to mow and trim, etc. and I actually enjoy it. 🙂 There is something very satisfying about getting the lawn to look nice and then drinking a cold drink while surveying your handiwork.
And that is it for today.
OOO Pretty yarn!
i agree, and it’s good exercise. I also get lots of satisfaction from painting a room because you see the outcome right away
I can’t knit. I buy yarn to look at it and maybe pet it.
Donna A says
I like the bluey looking mix, it would make a nice soft cosy cardi if you’re making them for everyone ????
That yarn is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it. I may be biased, but I love cardigans and I think that would be really nice. ????
Big Mike says
Knit a crib blanket. Do this surreptitiously and put it away until one of your daughters is ready to turn you into a бабушка.
how about something between a shawl and a cardigan…. a poncho, or a waistcoat?
Expression Fiber Arts os amazing!! Love all of the yarn, and her patterns are also great. I crochet and I’ve made a few of her shawl patterns.
Patricia Schlorke says
Beautiful yarn. Cardigan sounds lovely. You could make a scarf out of it too.
I agree about mowing and trimming the yard. I did that a lot for my parents. When we moved to a lot with a smaller yard we used a push mower. No electricity, no gas. I was the power that made the mower go. It was great exercise. ????
Lucky you like cutting grass. Try doing it on a hot summer day on a hilly 1 acre yard with push mower. I still hate cutting grass. Do a summer sweater, check out the knitting mags for good patterns. Not anything for baby or child, they have to much dirt and spillage and they grow too fast to enjoy for long.
Writing out a check for the lawn guys is also very satisfying!
I also have an EGO battery lawn mower and love it. I don’t want to fool with or store gasoline and the cord on an electric mower is annoying to handle. I can get an hour out of my battery except if the grass is high and wet. I also use the bag on my mower because of sticker burs. I read not to let the bur heads fall to the ground when mowing, it only makes it worse. It is a lot of work to mow and empty the bag two or three times, depending on how the grass is, but it does help to keep the burs under control to a certain extent.
Kristan Paige Hall says
Was Gordon ever stationed in Fort Hood?
No. Fort Stewart, Fort Gordon, and Fort Sill were the primary duty stations while in the Army and San Diego while in the Navy.
Nobody wants to go to Fort Hood. Nobody.
Patricia Schlorke says
My brother went down to Fort Hood to teach trauma medicine to the medical group. He was there for about a month before going back home to his practice. ????
Lynn Thompson says
Thank you, Ilona Andrews, for the post.
Yes I know about living on and off post. Those military guys had different standards than I did coming from a farm but it was great physical therapy. And it satisfied me to meet their exacting standards with time.
Thank you for going to aid of mail person. I am sure they appreciated it greatly.
We are breaking in another GPS oriented one. But at least this one is intelligent enough to match numbers on mail with numbers on mailbox. ????
How about knitting a shrug or cocoon with that sumptuous fibre, half way between a shawl and a cardigan, without the setting in of sleeves required of a cardigan?
May we see some of your knitting projects?
Leigh Ann Parente says
Yeah, I’m with you. After the first or second shawl, I decided I didn’t need more than two, and started focusing on sweaters. 2,200 yards of fingering is plenty for a cardigan.
A thought: Especially with a fade, you can hold the yarn doubled and knit it at DK gauge. One example of this technique is the Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry. I like holding fingering doubled bc then I can use 4mm needles, instead of tiny toothpicks.
Because we specialize in fades at the shop, we think a lot about what projects show off a fade to its best advantage. Jessie Mae designs are often good for fades.
Since the previous yarn thread, I’ve been kicking myself that I didn’t say: although calling the shop is cool, most customers find it easier to DM us on Instagram. That way we can send photos, which is easier than saying, “Well, it’s sorta bluer than periwinkle…”
I am knitting Andrea Mowry’s Winter Beach Cardi at the moment in Tweedy. No good for the beautiful yarn Ilona has bought.
Moderator R says
Hey Leigh Ann,
What is your Instagram account @?
That strimmer is so cute, I want one!
Ohhhhh, pretty colors. :drools: *mumbles to self* I will not buy more yarn…
Yup, I’m going to “window shop – online” once I post this…I’m weak
PSA regarding the EGo system for Northern BDH readers (meaning people who live in areas that get “the white stuff”
The EGo also has a snow blower model – comes with 2 batteries and works great!! When I was buying the EGo snow blower last fall the sales guy was trying to sell me the lawn mower as it only needs one battery to run. Alas, my gas mower still works and my plastic was still whimpering from the blower purchase.
Maybe next summer….
The yarns are beautiful. Have fun knitting. I enjoyed mowing the lawn, but grew into allergies that make me cough a lot and have to use a rescue inhaler to stop the coughing. It’s the only time I need that inhaler. Apparently, I react strongly to the dust and molds, etc. that the lawn mower kicks up. So, I’ve paid my neighbor’s two boys, and as they grew up, qmy neighbor, to do the lawn for the last 16 years.
Ms. Kim says
How about a shadow box for this yarn? It’s lovely just as it is and putting up shadow boxes all over one wall, filled with different combinations of yarn seems workable. Maybe they they could be glass doors and you could take them out if you really wanted to make something, and put a new batch of yarn in its place?
I just saw a pattern for a pocket scarf. It’s about 12 x 60 with 12 by 12 pockets on each end. The length depends on your measurements from wrist to wrist. It was in a crochet magazine but I’m sure there are knitting patterns too.
Great timing. We’re in the market for a weed eater. I’ll pass that along. ????
Mary Cruickshank-Peed says
I’m the lawn mower in this family because yeah… Work hard, sip cold drinks and enjoy…also because my husband and both sons have a break-the-lawnmower superpower. They break my lawnmower just by thinking about mowing the lawn. Makes me crazy.
Gordon has been known to break lawn trimmers. Not the electric one, though. Hehehe.
I’ve got the same Ego mower. I was considering getting the lawn trimmer as well but I’m not sure how easy it would be to use with the battery at the top. Do you find it heavy?
Moderator R says
Let me count the way I love this lawn trimmer. I love it so, so much. It’s light, it doesn’t stink, it starts up with a button, oh and there is this.
Don’t have that brand, but I find the battery helps balance the trimmer head. Mine is very easy to maneuver.
Lara S. says
I would say it’s lighter but also a little more awkward weight balance because of the position of the motor. I’m really short though so most things are awkward for me 🙂
The yarn would make a pretty and light weight Campside Cardi By Alicia Plummer I think the pattern is for DK though held double it would work.
Kristine Ahlskog says
We have an electric mower w/ battery also….now about 15+ years old. We replaced the rechargeable battery about 4 years ago and still going strong! My husband bought the Ego trimmer this year….He loves it!
Love the yarn….
If you did decide on another shawl, this one looks amazing https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wingspan-3
Got the yarn and pattern, but keeps on being bumped down the list when something new comes along! and it took ages to get to NZ.
Mary Cruickshank-Peed says
Also… Love Expression Fibers yarn colors. Very wow.
Is buying yarn like when your a sewist and buy patterns, fabric, and actually sewing are 3 different connected hobbies?
Ann M says
Yes. I tell people that I am a curated of Fiber Art. Not too many laugh at me.????
Nancylee Jorgenson says
My husband just got an EGo chain saw. Yep. My kids are very worried!!!
Good for you both yarn and lawn work!
Merino wool silk blend – ooh! So soft and petable. A cardigan sounds just right. It will hug you gently.
Beautiful yarn, let sit and ‘speak’ to you, I always go into Raverly and fall down that rabbit hole when I have yarn and no particular project lined up, something may inspire you there.
At the moment I am knitting Winter Beach Cardi in Tweedy by Hedgehog Fibre (Irish) and today my local yarn shop, Outlaw HQ, is releasing it new Gothic range.
Not yarn or lawn tools related, but how is your African Violet doing?
Yarn looks pretty…again thinking about learning something to do with it…so two things saving me…don’t have yarn, and don’t know what to do with it…so still think yarn is pretty, just still not my hobby. Lol still haunting your website seem to be my hobby of choice.
Last year my husband got me an eGo chain saw (I think he was tired of me making lists for him). I wasn’t to thrilled with it as a Mother’s Day gift, but it has been the best thing ever. First of all, it is light enough I can use it. Second I CAN START IT. Who ever invented the pull start for motors did so with out considering all the women who’s arms are too short to pull it far enough. I don’t use it much, but it is absolutely awesome to have the ability to take care of downed limbs myself, and not have to wait on someone else.
Squee. One of my favorite yarn companies.
Glad you enjoy cutting the grass now. We still live on base and hopefully its our last year. My teenager does our fenced in spot and they (the base )cut outside the fence whenever they feel like ???? Not the every week as promised.
Our little patch in the front though they will ticket us then try to report to hubbys command or charge us to clean it. One little weed pokes its head out and we get a ticket. It has to be covered by mulch or pine needles. No river rocks large or small. Its soo many rules. And no we arent allowed to just let it be and trim it. It must be covered.
“they will ticket us then try to report to hubbys command”
Yep. I was very determined to avoid the “complain to command” stage and we only got a ticket once. In my defense, I was going to mow, but it was Kid 2’s first day of preschool. She wanted to go to preschool and she wanted to ride the bus and they put her on the wrong damn bus. We didn’t know where she was and the school couldn’t get a hold of the bus driver. It’s been 20 years almost and I am still traumatized. The entire motor pool was looking for our kid, the MPs are looking for the bus, and here comes the bus an hour and a half later. For some reason the driver thought she lived off post, not realizing she was put on the bus by mistake, and he was determined to take her home. She told him the address, and it sounded similar to address in town, but she told him that we lived on post so I don’t know what his deal was. I never got a satisfactory explanation for that emergency. So the mowing was forgotten, and then I got a ticket for the grass 3 days later. The next time I let the kids ride the bus, Kid 1 was in high school.
I would have been traumatized about the bus too. ????
We got reported once. After I had my Kid 2. He left for a ship deployment with the Navy 3 weeks after she was born, and I was still on no strenuous activity part of postpartum. Luckily the command was nice and sent some Marines once a week to help me until he came home.
He just put in his retirement packet
We have 354 days left. No more moving, no more base housing. Just got to find a house and I plan to stay put for as long as we can.
That yarn is gorgeous! I’m currently making the Cosy Moments shawl in a luscious merino/silk blend and loving every bit of it. What sweater are you contemplating? Will it be a fade style? That will be lovely!
Oh Yarnny goodness for the win, far right is super smashing. For a West Coast might give a look to Hazel Knits (Seattle), https://www.hazelknits.com/
Really kind artist/owner.
You could make a blanket. Yarn on one side, something very warm on the other, I’m thinking plush, and voila! A perfect thing for the winter and/or as a gift. 🙂
Love the orange plum skein.? Roll? I can see a 3/4 sleevd bat wing , scoop neck sweater/ top, with a middle seam down the back and one inch bands/ cuffa at the end of sleevws and bottom of sweater. Hit at hips or slightly bit lower…. ????
Beautiful colors, have fun with them! I don’t knit and the only crochet I’ve done is rag rugs and not even that in decades now. But it was rather fun.
I love yard work too. Especially since I got rid of all the old ornery mowers and bought one that is only slightly cranky. My friends have all wimped out and gone to yard services due to the extremes of heat here, but since I don’t waste water on grass, it generally stops growing by Aug. lol. Of course I wish I could say the same for the weeds! But at least mowing slows down the hotter it gets, heh.
There are so many good battery powered choices now for lawn care. Our weed whacker is Dewalt and our mower is Ryobi. The battery tech just keeps getting better. Super nice not to have to worry about cords or fumes. Makes keeping your yard nice that much easier.
That yarn is gorgeous, and the blend sounds wonderful.
I like mowing. Weed-whacking, not so much. Replacing the line is the worst thing about it. I watched the video, but I’m not sold.
I didn’t care much for yard work when I was younger. The older I got, the more I recognized the value in being able to whack, cut, pull, and in general massacre weeds. I feel a bit guilty when I’m done but it has a similar, therapeutic aspect that nursing a plant back to health has despite the very different approach the two activities have.
Ann Silvernale says
It is really best to think of yourself as a yarn collector, and sometimes you knit with it.
Gorgeous yarn! I think it would be pretty as a fade or striped cardigan. Perhaps consider a scrappy blanket down the road with all your leftovers. I’m eyeing the Battenberg blanket.
I’m intrigued by the electric mower and trimmer. We have to much land to try one though. Have a great weekend!
Gwyn Arnold says
I love the yarn. I tried to learn to knit by watching videos. I ended up cussing when I couldn’t get the fourth stitch to move from one needle to the other. I am learning Tunisian crochet which is half crochet half knitting. It’s a lot of fun. My poor husband can’t figure out why I keep buying yarn.
Katie R says
One of my favorite purchases was a battery operated leaf blower. My husband still hasn’t touched it, because it’s MINE.
The day after I got it we had a big play date at my house and all the moms were so excited to try it out. ????
I’m thinking you want something like Andrea Mowry’s Comfort Fade Cardi (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/comfort-fade-cardi—the pattern is for DK weight, but there are over 4K projects so I’m pretty confident someone has hacked the pattern for other yarn weights. (That’s only a starting place, with that shawl collar I don’t think you have enough yarn…???)
Or make a multipurpose knit like Martina Behm’s Viajante (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/viajante) for awesomeness.
The possibilities are endless… and fun!
Love that mower. We have the same one and my 9yo mows the lawn since it turns off as soon as you let go of the latch. I sit on the porch and “supervise” with the cold drinks.
Love the yarn, wish I had patience to knit. I do quilt though – go figure!
Thanks for all the great stories!
Hi! I’m a big fan and I just wanted to mention something quickly. Just this week I started learning about the terrible environmental impacts of yards. I’m not criticizing you for having a yard at all, I didn’t really know about this before the last week. But I just wanted to mention that even though I understand the appeal of a nice uniform grass yard, you might want to consider replacing it with native wildflowers and more biodiverse plant life that won’t require much upkeep.
::deep sigh:: We have two acres. Most of it is native ground cover and drought resistant grass, which provides grazing for deer. No, we cannot replace everything with wild flowers. This is Texas. The wild flowers die and than they become fire hazard.
Behold, the fire of Bastrop.
The alternative is to Xeriscape the two acres, which means you might as well pave it. But if you would like to contribute $200,000 to Xeriscaping my yard (that’s how much it would cost, I checked), please be my guest. 🙂
PS. You are not wrong about the impact of lawns. But until we can find an affordable solution to grass replacement together with relaxing of HOA and municipal regulations, it is here to stay.
Thank you for explaining your circumstances. I wasn’t thinking about fire hazards. I just started looking into yards because my grandfather bought a new house. He is moving out of the assisted living facility he was in because my grandmother passed away two months ago. Before he moved into the facility he used to love gardening, but as he got older he couldn’t handle doing the upkeep. I’m trying to help him get the house together, since it needs some renovations. The yard isn’t the biggest priority but I know he needs a nice outdoors space to be happy, so just this week I have started looking at how to make an environmentally friendly pretty garden with minimal upkeep. He really loves flowers. Thank you for pointing out that I need to look into the HOA guidelines. Sorry if my comment was irritating, I was just picturing a field of bluebonnets where the grass in your picture is. I guess I just associate Texas with bluebonnets, since that was my favorite wildflower that I would see when I would visit my father when he was living there. Anyway, that wool is really pretty and I hope you enjoy whatever you end up making out of it. I prefer to crochet more than knit but my friend gave me this book of vampire themed knitting patterns that I am working through. It called Vampire Knits by Genevieve Miller if you want to check it out.
Gardening is so important to some of us. So good you are helping as it isn’t easy getting started. Garden and farm stores sell raised garden containers of a variety of designs. And they will deliver Container and soil for you. Take it from a “senior”— as you age you need raised gardens if you will do any vegetable gardening
Theodore D says
Love the yarn!
So pretty! 🙂
Love EFA’s pearlescent fingering. Love it. I have her Seashell Hues and the Melody Dora Hues kit waiting for me to start projects with them. Her yarn is lovely.
It’s almost kinda funny, because I recently found out that Merino wool is supposed to be a good fabric if you get night sweats (which I do) because it wicks away water but keeps the fabric dry. So I’ve been looking for that type of fabric for pajamas, but when I saw post about the merino wool with the mulberry silk… I now have new needs that I didn’t know I needed… I also might have drooled a little.
So I would vote some sort of pajama clothing, though the colors a little too pretty to just sleep in…
You might want to try bamboo sheets. They are supposed to be good for this
Carolyn W. says
You are not kidding about military housing and yard appearance. I have a story about those stringent standards. We were living at Fairchild AFB when Mt. St. Helens erupted in 1980. Volcanic ash showered the Base. I was 7 or 8 years old at the time and we all did our part to help clean up. I made a mudpie in the gutter by the driveway. My father received a citation at the next inspection. They were not impressed by my mudpie and I had to remove my creation.
Have you thought about making a purse with the yarn? I made one when I was in middle or high school and I was ridiculously proud of it. However, I didn’t fit the lining inside too well, and things would stick out. I think I crocheted it. Now it holds my poker money. ????
Nice yarn. If you search revelry for yarn you can see what projects people have made with it. Very good for getting inspiration.
Sorry that should be ravelry not revelry
I love my yard work. In particular I love paying my yard dude to do it all for me. He’s a great guy and truly undercharges but I can’t get him to raise his rates. It works out for me because it costs me more in ER bills if I do it than it costs me to pay him. No lie.. dislocated my knee cap, gave myself a concussion, sprained an ankle (hey, it was a snake, I jumped…), reinjured my hand and ultimately had to have surgery on it, I have really bad allergies and have to keep benadryl, inhalers, etc.. handy if I mow. So just easier if I pay my yard dude. Friends and family are universally relieved over my decision
Vianne Higgins says
Thank you so much for your recommendations! That yarn is gorgeous. Shawls are nice, because you can also cover up. You can make a sweater that’s cardigan like but without buttons.
JoAnn Arnold says
She has nice yarn. I bought 3 from her ages ago but have only used 1 so far. My Merino silk might become Soli Deo Gloria Lace Shawl or Charmayne Shawl (both free on ravelry)
ooooooh very pretty yarn! 50% silk! That’s got to be some very shiny (pearlescent is a better word) yarn – my first shawl (completed last month!) was with 30% silk and I thought that was super shiny.
I ended up ordering my first yarn advent calendar (31 days of minis) and even though I haven’t seen them yet I’ve half decided I want to do a Find Your Fade shawl with them. I think these yarns would work together really well for the Find Your Fade pattern, but that may just be because I’m locked in on that pattern right now 🙂
Thank you! That EGO trimmer looks fantastic too! I’m so glad power tool designers are shifting away from the pull cord.
Ah, yes. The joys of living in military housing. I was born into a military family and married military. My mom had taught me to take care of the yard so it wasn’t a big deal to me to make sure we were up to code when on base (USAF).
Now, because of my arthritis, my husband has taken over the yard work and has come to love it as much as I did. I just do the pruning and designing these days.
You have a beautiful yard and I have enjoyed the photos you have shared with us.
In addition to the eGo lawn trimmer and mower we have the eGo snow blower. All work amazingly 🙂
The yarn colors are gorgeous together. I hope you can make something nice for yourself, whatever you decide to make, and there’s no doubt it will look lovely with those colors in it. I’m impressed with how beautiful that yarn looks.
Yard work? Yeah, I try. It’s outside, I stay inside, it’s not my passion. But I use gas tools because with a huge lot, you need them to run a long time and my batteries never charged enough to use the battery-powered ones everywhere.
Cheryl Dobkins says
There are some great lightweight cardigans online I would definitely do some browsing. A fade cardigan with those colors would be gorgeous
This sweater works up simply and is very adjustable. I just made it knee length with long sleeves out of an acrylic yarn. The main thing to know is that the front does not have a sufficient number of increases to close in the Center as written. But if you double the increase for the front panel it adjusts very easily and it’s terrific for ombres and other gradients.
???? you are so thinking about patterns in the grass … hmm
maybe that’s my obsession
Ann M says
Lovely yarn. My first thought was a shawl but, a cardigan in those colors would be beautiful too. I am having grass cutting issues this week, a sign of summer I suppose. Enjoy your yarn and your weekend.
Ilona, if you don’t want the headaches of dealing with wide stripes and the pooling and mismatching that comes from the different widths of various garment pieces, you might like to try this trick on a good sized width of a swatch:
Do 2 rows of each yarn then repeat, throughout, carrying the yarns up as you go. you can even mix up the order of the yarns as long as you make notes for consistency with each of the garment pieces. As long as you are consistent, You can do 4 or 6 rows, etc. of each color. Work in a solid ,now and again, if you like, 2 rows at a time.
By dividing each hank in half as you wind them( food scale comes in handy)you can do both fronts the same time and both sleeves at the same time.
Have fun, whatever you do.
P.S.I just had the most fabulous online experience with a yarn company in upstate N.Y. I chatted on line with the Owner on Memorial day! I also talked to them on the phone that week and they were great.I ordered the Addi rocket 2 Squared Short Tip interchangeable needle set( heavenly for arthritic and problem hands, and the needles won’t come apart until you want them to). She told me when they would be back in stock and approximately how long to get them to me. First class shipping Free. They sent me an email as they shipped – with a tracking # and another email to notify me the minute they arrived.They came wrapped in bright pink tissue like a present! When it comes to customer service these ladies think of absolutely everything. They are FAB!
They carry the upscale yarns that you are so fond of. Check them out at
Off topic question – Are authors ever asked how they intend names to be pronounced on audiobooks?
Moderator R says
Audio narrators are an extremely busy lot, which means they generally never read the book beforehand. Feedback on characters and name pronunciation is always provided, at least by House Andrews, but as all artists, audio narrators take their licence and make subjective interpretations.
There is a bit more control when the audio books are self-funded by the author. For example, the narrator for Blood Heir has corrected many of the pronunciations Renee Raudman had included previously and restored them to the original intent of House Andrews, as explained here https://ilona-andrews.com/2021/blood-heir-audio-is-now-available/
Thank you!!! What an eye opener!
I have the ego mower and lawn trimmer as well as the snow blower. I love them all and would highly recommend the brand. It takes me 45 minutes to mow my lawn and the battery still has about 25% left in it when I’m done. I did learn from ego that you should never leave the battery in the mower. I accidentally did that to my first battery and after that I could only get 30 minutes out of it. They kindly sent me a replacement battery free of charge.
Elaine Cottet says
I’m having serious yarn envy! I don’t need more yarn, I have more yarn than project ideas! But somehow new yarn finds its way to me…..
I suggest, you get two Merino sheep! Your lawn looks big enough to feed a herd! Biological lawnmowers, you can sit with a drink in your hand while they are mowing and the added bonus: your own wool! WIN WIN! 😉
Just for fun: imagine the look on your pets faces, when they come out and see the new whooly competition!
Greets from Switzerland!
Andrea Mowry of Drea Renee Knits has a sweater pattern called So Faded made just for fading together multiple yarn colors in fingering weight yarn. Your yarn would look lovely in that patterm.
How about socks? Personally I’d love to wear socks in those pretty hues. But I don’t knit so I don’t know how easy or difficult it would be to knit them.
I’m making a sweater (I almost said jumper, been reading many UK patterns) for myself, first ever. I usually do things for the grandkids or their stuffed animals and I’m a bit bigger. It’s taking a while………. but I love the yarn!
Lara S. says
I have a rechargeable string trimmer too and the weight balance is a little wonky if you’re used to a gas one but the quietness and self feeding string sold me. My husband is a recent convert too. We have a half acre to mow so have a riding mower but my husband likes using that and our son is learning as well. Child labor is a lovely thing. ????
I must admit, when we live on post we usually hire lawn orphans.
I am the opposite-I mostly knit tops and I think this would be lovely for a cardi. Being in Cali-I wear my cardi’s as evening jackets much of the year and I assume the same would be true of Texas as well.
I have a Milwaukee battery trimmer and second your cheer for ease of use. I fought the gas powered trimmer, and it won.
I bought some fingering weight yarn to make a lacy shawl and then realized that my loom is too small a gauge for the pattern. Upside, I’ve been looking for an excuse to buy a loom that just so happens to be the perfect size for this pattern. ????
This also Madd Ema thing of this:
Rachel-Anne Cross says
I love the wool!
Isn’t it interesting the differences in dialects in English? In your English, Ilona, it’s weed-eated, but in my West Aussie English the term is “whipper-snippered” 🙂 isn’t that hilarious? Have fun over there with your weed eater!
This was part of the newsletter from my LYS. I had to laugh as it seems I have knit my way through the pandemic. If you haven’t seen it, enjoy. If you have seen it, enjoy again.
The Last Knit – https://youtu.be/M6ZjMWLqJvM
Fran S says
Thanks for the mower/trimmer links. Our neighbor has an electric mower and it is great. When my husband retires (soon), we will no longer have the lawn service do the yard for us, and it’s good to have mower recommendations. I prefer my yard to look neat and tidy as well. And beautiful. Beautiful is nice. But sometimes that just takes too much work. Still, our backyard is so lovely!
– all is viscose to me.
“Mulberry silk”, “Lotus silk”,“Bamboo silk”
– all is viscose to me.