[color=darkblue]When I began to knit in 1982, I was living in Massachusetts, and most of my friends lived in cold climes. So, I could always justify making and giving another hat, scarf, or sweater. I am now living in Florida, and most of the folks for whom I would like to knit something are also in the Deep South or Central/South America. Not a big demand for sheep, llama, and alpaca wool garments in these parts, so what to do?
When I learned to knit, I was advised to avoid cotton yarn as it was difficult to knit evenly, and cotton knitted garments were said to stretch way out of shape.
Orlon and similar synthetics unfortunately suggest (to me) day-glo “little things” for infants. Very few of those around me these days in any case. Table linen and decor doesn’t excite me.
I have made way, way too many wall hangings, so I am kinda stumped for projects. Because I am a diehard round needle knitter, I have not yet learned to knit socks. Magic Loop (per Amy’s video) looks feasible for me, and socks in light wool would be useful and welcome gifts. But beyond that possibility, I am in a creative quagmire. [/color]
[color=green]I will appreciate any suggestions and directions.[/color]
[color=darkred]Merry Christmas to All,[/color]