Yarn Shop Review: Kitschy Stitch

It’s spring break!

My roommate and I took a mini vacay in Rehoboth Beach, DE this weekend. Despite the chill and the rain, we still had a pretty fantastic weekend.

While wandering around the cute beach town we drove past a yarn shop called Kitschy Stitch (blog). The woman who worked there was incredibly nice and helpful and I’m pretty sure I’m going to grow up to be like her. We totally bonded over our international yarn shop travels and love of knitting. :)

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IMG_3342 The shop completely fits the small town, small business vibe of Rehoboth, which is everything I love. It has a wonderful selection of yarn. So. Much. Noro. I love Noro.

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I am still working on knitting up all that yarn I bought in Hong Kong this summer so I decided to go for a drop spindle and some un-dyed roving. I’ve never spun my own yarn before and I’m hoping try it out over the rest of my spring break. I’ll be sure to keep my reader updated with the progress. I think I’m going to make a video haha.

IMG_3351Happy spring guys! It’s finally sunny and I hope it stays this way for a while.

 

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Mayday, MAYDAY! This is a knitting EMERGENCY.

Never mind the fact that I have homework to do. How in the world did this happen?

IMG_3217I finally got around to working on my second glove and after finishing my first finger, I realized this happened. Yes, my right glove is longer than the left glove. I also figured out that I did the thumb gusset wrong the first time, but I didn’t think it would make a difference on the length so I let it slide when I figured out how to do it right the second time around. But then how come my gloves are so drastically different?? I can’t figure it out. I had the right number of stitches, but I guess my increase pattern was off. Maybe someone could help me see where I went wrong? I used this glove pattern generator.

It seems like I’m going to have to go back and start the first glove again after I finish the second one. And that this project probably won’t be complete for this season seeing as it is already spring. At least re-doing it will fix the problem of the palm being too loose on my first glove. I though something was funky because the fit was off. Damn, I was so proud of finishing my first glove, too.

Sky Scarf {Snow Day} 3/3/2014

Sorry for no Sky Scarf update on Saturday but I was away from my computer this weekend. However, it’s Monday and it’s a snow day! Classes are cancelled, which means I had time to catch up on a few rows and snap a photo.

IMG_3151I really thought it was going to warm up but the 6 inches of white fluff outside says otherwise.