30 Days of Knitting: Day 9

Day 9: What fiber or yarn do you love working with?

My favourite yarn, hands-down, is Madelinetosh.

My first experience with one of their yarns was in late 2010. I had just started knitting “for serious.” As a new member of Ravelry, I was curious about yarns and fibers beyond those available in craft stores. I decided I was going to knit a few Christmas presents for some of my relatives, and I wanted to make some of those presents with yarn I hadn’t used before.

Prior to this excursion, I was not a fan of yarn shops. My experiences had not been pleasant ones. My mother crochets, but she preferred the prices and large quantities of acrylics at craft stores. I had tagged along with my Nana to yarn shops before, but I at best my presence had been tolerated, not welcomed. I made a few attempts to visit yarn shops on my own in later years, but I always felt like I was being regarded with skepticism. It was like a club that I was not a part of. Continue reading