I'm Jess, co-host of the blog, and have been knitting for almost 10 years. I learned how to spin on a drop spindle last spring but recently started to get really into it. I dabble in cross-stitch but I usually swap out those tiny needles for my knitting needles instead.
My yarn of choice? Fingering weight. I love knitting socks and shawls and more recently, blanket squares using leftovers.
Favorite colors? It varies. With Spring right around the corner I am really into bright, cheery colors. As Autumn approaches I lean towards the browns, oranges, reds.
Most recent FO? A friend of mine, who is the mastermind behind The Cyborg's Craft Room, asked me to knit a store sample using her Bested base. I knit Arroyo using the Peacock Nebula colorway. I know how to read lace charts, but usually prefer following the written instructions. Somewhere in the middle of the chart I had an extra stitch. I must have ripped that row out at least 8 times before I finally figured out where the extra stitch was. After all of that frogging, you would never have guessed after looking at the yarn that I had even the slightest hiccup. No splitting, not a strand out of place.
If anyone is reading, what is your favorite weight of yarn? What are your favorite projects?