I have been doing a lot of it, from making things, to practicing making things and practicing different types of stitches. Today I am going to share with you some baby booties I made. I got the pattern from Lion. To be honest I think I have only used Lion Brand Yarns once for a scarf for a friend, I plan on making myself a cowl for this winter and will likely use this particular yarn again, but for the most part I don’t tend to use their yarn as the vast majority of their line is synthetic or a synthetic blend. I personally hate acrylic. I NEVER use 100% acrylic wool as I just find it so uncomfortable and plasticy feeling. I OWN some acrylic yarn. Bought it thinking I should give acrylic a try and realized how much I hates it.
If you knit with acrylic I wont judge you. Well maybe a bit on the inside but not to your face. Acrylic is great for somethings… like practicing stitches, or trying new things, or patterns. OR….ok that’s Ill i find it acceptable for. My only advice is if you DO use acrylic you probably want to use metal needles, and if you knit slightly tighter like I do you want metal and at least one size larger then they call for. Acrylic has no give to it, so If you knit tight it does not move and I find that with wooden/bamboo needles (which is almost all I own) it sticks too much. Sticking CAN be good, actually I prefer it, helps to reduce the chance of stitches falling off but i find when I knit with wood and acrylic I have to use really big needles if I want it to come off the needle at all.
This is #2, just kinda sloppy and loose looking.