I’ve been putting my KnitPro interchangeable circular needles to good use this past week by trying to knit my first slouchy hat! In the past I’ve just bought specific circular needles for whatever project I was about to begin, but these interchangeable needles definitely make much better economic sense! I really wanted to get the colourful wooden range (because they look so pretty to knit with!), but wooden needles tend to make me want to cut my fingers off after a few hours of knitting – they’re so painful! These metal ones however are a dream to knit with and I love that hats are so much faster to knit than my usual scarves!
Slouchy hats seem to be very in at the moment so I’m going to have a play around and create my own pattern once I get the size right. I’ll hopefully have a new hat section in my shop soon!
This week I’m also planning to fill up my Folksy shop which has been a bit neglected. I spent a lot of time adding new listings when I first opened a few months ago, but haven’t been very good at adding more. I think I just need to put a few hours aside and get to it – Christmas is coming after all! Because I spend all day on the computer at work I prefer to spend my evenings knitting in front of the telly instead of spending more time staring at a computer screen… but my shop isn’t going to be successful if it’s empty!
This week is also Wool Week! I’m going to try very hard to avoid all of the amazing wool sales that normally take place this week – I still have a massive pile of unused balls of wool so I don’t think I’d be too popular if I filled the cupboard even more without using my existing stash first!