Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Episode 17--Knitting Frenzy, and a Word about Posture

Wow, I have been BUSY for the last couple of months.  I have been knitting like crazy!!!

If you want to see some of the projects I've knitted, visit me on, username TheWannabeKnitter, or go to the wannabe knitter group, and you can see pictures and links to the different things I've been making.

For the fingerless gloves I've been making, I used Berroco Ultra Alpaca wool.  I used a modified version of the "fetching" pattern (linked in the previous episode)

For the caterpillar scarf and heartwarmer cowl, I've been using Knitpicks Swish Worsted, perfect for kids clothes.

The shawl I made is called the Navdanya Shawl.  Not too difficult, but the yarn was not fun to work with.

For the guys in my family, I am making Manly Mitts and a Hat Fit for a Boyfriend.  They are made with Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Black and Gray.

I also made a Lacy Keyhole Scarf for my niece for Christmas.  I made one for my mom last year using Noro yarn.  This time it is done with Berroco Ultra Alpaca.  I also made a pair of modified fetching fingerless gloves out of the same color.

Between all these projects, and not mentioned on this episode are the massive amounts of dishcloths I have made for neighbors, friends, and family.  I've been using Granny's Favorite Dishcloths pattern.  It is super easy to make, and I LOVE using these in the kitchen.  As soon as the holidays are over, I am going to make a bunch for myself.

I have been getting physical therapy for a pinched nerve and have found a theracane or the body back buddy a great tool to work out the knots in my back, especially if I am at the computer or are knitting for extended periods of time.  Even just a normal walking cane would also work.

I also found a very handy product (no pun intended) to help my fingers out when I am knitting or playing instruments.  They are gloves just for the fingers.

I am headed to the beautiful rocky mountains of the West for Christmas.  I have been making a list of all the products, tips, etc. . . that have helped me out this year.  If you'd like to add a few of your top picks for 2012, send me an email at

Watch for the next episode of the Wannabeknitter's Top Picks!

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