Wednesday, August 09, 2006

FORBES FOREST

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My yarn came for Forbes Forest. I have to say (don't hate me) that I'm not a huge Knit Picks fan. My theory is that most of the time, you get what you pay for. But in truth, I really haven't given them much of a chance. The yarn of theirs that I used for a summer top last year feels like (and looks a bit like) that stuff you make the dish cloths with. I can't think of the name of it off the top of my head but suffice it to say I was not impressed. But I'm willing to give the wool a try. Especially after seeing this:
b r o o k l y n t w e e d: Forbes Forest (or "Finishing What We Start")

I'm hoping to get this finished for my husband for Christmas. He never asks for anything. I'd like to surprise him. Of course I have about 19 projects ahead of this one.

I had hoped to get the baby sweater sewn up last night but it didn't happen. Maybe tonight while I watch Project Runway. I figure that's about a half hour job and then I'll work on the Trellis and Vine Shawl.

God I love to knit. Why can't we get paid to knit??? For ourselves. Wouldn't life be awesome if that's how it worked?

3 comments:

Jackie said...

Ive been trying to figure out the same thing.
How do I get paid for something I love to do?
And then my logical side kicks in...think of the hassle and the carpal tunnel and the deadlines:)

Yvonne said...

I'm with you on the KnitPicks yarn. I know there are people who love it...but I'm just seriously not impressed, at least with their wool or their sock yarn. HOWEVER...let it be known that I have a few (like 6) skeins of lace weight that I AM enamored with. Can't do anything with because I'm lace-challenged, but I am enamored with it.

natasha said...

their more expensive yarns are nice, though. i don't use their stuff much, but the shine is nice, and the baby alpaca silk one is really nice, as well. i just think that their plain wool ones are...well, just plain wool, and you, like me, don't tend to use plain cheapy stuff, so we are spoiled. i don't like using stuff that isn't really soft and nice. i did notice that they started carrying some superwash merino in worsted and sport weight which is nice, especially for baby things. i think a lot of people don't care if it is soft or not, you know? so if you make big projects often and it doesn't need to be luxurious(why not?) i guess it works. i got their new needles though and they are awesome. my only complaint is that the smallest cord is 24 inches, so no hats unless i do magic loop. odd.

oh, and as for knitting for a living...the only thing is that you don't get to make the stuff you want to make or make stuff for yourself. it is a strange thing, but i find that when i have orders to go out for stores, i have projects i want to do for myself, but can't do em and it bums me out a bit. like i have a boutique order and would love to try out some of my new sock yarns that i dyed but i can't. boo hoo. i am not a good multitasker.

can you tell i am getting caught up on my bloglines all at once?