Yesterday was a good day. My beautiful grandson, Apollo, turned two years old! He had fun! We bought him a drum set and the funniest part is that his mother suggested it! I have to share his funny antics with you. A pic of him hiding in the kitchen cupboard. He is just toooooo cute (yes I’m a proud Nana.)

So I know it’s been a couple of days since I last posted. It’s Midnightpassion’s fault. Yah, that right! She took me to that LYS again. But I’m not going to tell you that it was my idea, let’s keep the blame where I want it. So while we were there I found MARBLE CHUNKY.

Midnightpassion has a terrible affliction…. her hands are allergic to real wool. Again, yah…you read it, a fiber arts junkie who is allergic to wool. Imagine how irritating that is. Why am I telling you this? Marble Chunky is acrylic! It looks like beautiful, real wool. It feels so soft and wonderful to work with. In fact so nice to work with that I had to make my hat:

The pattern I used came from Knitty. It’s called Coronet and it is really easy to work up. And very warm to wear.

I did have to alter the pattern so I could use my chunk but it wasn’t hard to do. Those gauge swatches are a good time investment. They can really save you a lot of hassle down the road. Trust me..been there done that, got the t-shirt. Not going back!

The original reason that I wanted to go to the LYS was to buy a cable needle. Mine is missing in action and working with a DPN just doesn’t cut it. There are ways around each tool but ultimately the right tool for the job does save time and effort and make the journey much more enjoyable. In fact, I made a kit that fits in my pocket using the trusty Altoids’s tin with a fridge magnet glued into the lid. It hold my little scissors and needles very nicely. One of these days I will decorate it:

How long did it take you before you attempted cables? Have you yet? Many newbie and experienced knitters alike are nervous to attempt cables. Trust me…. it’s really quite easy it just looks hard. Give it a try, you may ask yourself, “Why didn’t I try this sooner? This is fun!”

Until tomorrow (I hope) my friends. Have a great day.

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