Monday, March 22, 2010
I try not to be too sassy on the internet, because it can be bad news, so here I go: If you knit a scarf, and it turns out pretty good, that doesn't mean you have the ability to knit your own head. If you buy yarn from someone on craigslist because you super love the color, and then you order more from the company, and you get a different dye lot, the sweater will reflect this, as in big chunks of your sweater will be a different color, and you won't be able to fix it. I know you think you don't care, but you do. If you see a pattern that calls for fingering weight yarn, unless you know what you are doing and can overhaul the pattern, you won't be able to make it in bulky weight yarn without it turning out 15 sizes too big. See, when you knit your own head, you left the brains out. When you want to make your own yarn with a spinning wheel, you need to relax. Sometimes your wheel can be broken, but mostly you don't know how it works, and if you are unwilling to listen to someone who does know, you are not going to be any happier. Trust me. Give yourself the grace to learn all about it and how it works. I know you are too excited, but slow down and you will learn more faster and you will rock at spinning, and then you can help someone else someday. Now, since this is a secret, don't tell anyone I told you.