As I get sucked more and more into the world of knitting (yay!), I have a few random questions. One is about fingering weight yarns: What is it, exactly? I gather it’s a light yarn and generally used for socks but…I guess I’m asking why it’s called fingering weight. Anybody know? Do people use it to finger knit like you learn in kindergarten? Is it one of those mysteries never to be answered?
Second question regards knitting with a double strand, which I’ve seen mentioned around here. Again I get the general idea but I just wanted to verify: pretty much you’re knitting with two strands of yarn together for each stitch, like from two separate skeins of the yarn you’re using…yeah?
Last question is: Why oh why do my local AC Moore/Michaels/Fabric Place stores have such a lousy selection of yarns??? It’s so terribly sad…and whatever they have is never enough for a large project like an afghan. And why does it cost more to buy the yarn to make and afghan than it does to buy the finished product???
…Ok, ok…those last two was just ventilated whinging Ahhh…it felt good to get it out though, I’m sure that’s a complaint pretty much everyone has.
This site is such a crazy amazing resource, I love it.