A tip for managing yarns & a great book

I have two stashbusting projects on the needles today. The first is a facecloth which I have been working on while teaching a friend to knit (Continental style) this morning. We used the Basic Knitted Dishcloth pattern which is perfect to learn from as it covers casting on, knitting, increasing (YO), drcreasing (K2tog) and binding off. Thanks to a couple of errors, it also taught how to tink back and how to rip out entire rows and my student did brilliantly. 
Top Tip for 2-at-a-time knitting without tangles!
The other is the project I told you about on Sunday, my Christmas Socks. After seeing a great tip online yesterday, they are pictured here with the yarn separated by a simple sandwich bag! I usually use a pretty poppered project bag to do this, but thought this was a great use of something most people will have around the house already.

I can't go without mentioning my current book - Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found by Cheryl Strayed. It's our book club choice for this month and we are all loving it! If you haven't heard about it, it's definitely worth checking out, but I'll tell you more next week as it's time for the school run. Have a great Wednesday!   


  1. Love the idea of using a sandwich bag! I've got some 2aat socks on the needles right now that I might try this with :)

  2. Thanks for the tip. There are lots of projects with more than one ball of yarn involved. :-) I don't do 2aat socks.

  3. Someone should create a project bag with sections for multiple yarn. If I sewed, I would create one.

    1. Funny you should say that - I made a first prototype of one yesterday, but it still needs some work before I show it on here :D

  4. Love the color for the socks.

    Here's my WIP: http://mibruno.com/en-proceso-113/

  5. Brilliant tip, thanks xox Penny

  6. excellent idea with the sandwich bag, I'd never have thought of that so thanks for sharing!

  7. I also read Wild - what a wonderful book and it's a true story! I heard Reese Witherspoon is filming this in Oregon.


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