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Currently: Yarn Testing

Currently: Yarn Testing

I’ve purchased some new knitting needles that I’ve only been able to slightly use. They are round needles in the US size 50 and are surprisingly easy to use.

The reason for the larger needles is because I wanted to knit a nice comfy blanket. You need extra chunky yarn….and a lot of it. I’ actually not too certain how many skeins I need in order to make a decent size blanket. My original plan was to arm knit this blanket, there are quite a lot of tutorials going around and I just had to try it out. I think I need extra extra chunky yarn in order for it to work the way I want it to. Either that or buy regular chunky yarn in even more skeins. I just wanted to save myself some hassle and buy X amount of skeins once instead of multiples of smaller skeins. It made sense in my head. The yarn I bought was from Hobby Lobby, and it’s from the brand Yarn Bee. I couldn’t find it on their site but I’ll keep browsing the net so that I can link it later.

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I also purchased the needles from Hobby Lobby and the reason I bought circle needles is because the loop was long enough to knit a blanket. All of the straight needles were much too short, plus round needles allow a more comfy knitting experience. More movable? The arm knitting, although easy to learn, just wasn’t progressing the way I had hoped. The stitches just weren’t as tight as  I wanted them to be so I switched to the needles and since I needed the needles to be pretty long I just went with the circle needles.

I prefer wooden needles because of how light weight they are…believe me you’ll noticed the difference after switching. I wanted to test out the needles with the chunky yarn I had purchased and that’s when I noticed it will take many more skeins to finish the blanket but I’m looking forward to testing out more skeins and finding the right yarn in order to knit the blanket I have in mind.

Until then, I will gladly try out tons of yarn. More updates to follow.

Any projects you’re currently working on, or do you have any tips when dealing with yarn and round needles?

Thanks for reading.

 

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kimKIM VERA - (view all posts by Kim)
Kim works as a museum Copywriter and helps out with events from time to time. When she isn’t working or blogging, she is probably off taking a nap. Feel free to email her at kim@mind-speaks.com

Inside Look: Planners

Inside Look: Planners

I have always enjoyed scrap booking and any type of journaling. Basically, any form of artistic documentation has been an interest of mine. Webster’s Pages has brought out their own line of Traveler’s Notebook and it took me a Boho String Journal, a lot of unboxing videos , and a failed online order to finally get my hands on one. And it took seeing the A5 Webster’s Pages Planner in person before having to have one!

Here is an inside look to both Webster’s Pages products:

I’m loving both and will update you again once I’ve had more time to set up both to my liking. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

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kimKIM VERA - (view all posts by Kim)
Kim works as a museum Copywriter and helps out with events from time to time. When she isn’t working or blogging, she is probably off taking a nap. Feel free to email her at kim@mind-speaks.com

First Look: Webster’s Pages Planner Girls

First Look: Webster's Pages Planner Girls

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I think I speak for my sisters when I say, we here at Mind-Speaks are completely enamored by all things planners. Washi tape, pretty papers, stamps ect.

I’ve been using personal size planners for the past year and I love the new ring based planner system. I thought personal size would be enough for me, and it is for traveling purposes. However, then I was introduced to the A5 ring planner. Webster’s Pages Color Crush A5 Planner to be exact.

 A new craft store has opened up in Houston, A Little Craft Place. Now, my reason, aside from my obsession with planners, for wanting to visit this craft store is because I found out they sold Webster’s Pages. I’ve been wanting a Traveler’s Notebook in mint for the longest time. I even ordered one on Amazon thinking I’d save myself 10 bucks. However, the seller did not communicate with me and I had to ask for a refund. Luckily, this new craft store had what I was looking for and more. That’s when we all laid eyes on the A5 planner, and I’m sure the other Vera Girls will share their opinions later on. Mija bought us each our own and now I’m in love with the size. There is so much room for writing out weekly and monthly plans. Plus, more room for decorating. I try not to go over board, which I find myself doing more in my personal size.

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If there is anything we love, it’s matching and pretty colorful things. How could we walk away from these beauties? I mean…really?! Too pretty to walkaway from. So thank you Mija, for convincing me about adding this to my planner family. You can look forward to some planner videos that will go into further A5 detail. I promise to show off my weekly layouts eventually.

As well as a more detailed post on my Traveler’s notebook, I’m still getting used to it, but I’m loving it a lot. I hope you stop by and take a look at what Mind-Speaks will have to share.

Thanks for stopping by

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kimKIM VERA - (view all posts by Kim)
Kim works as a museum Copywriter and helps out with events from time to time. When she isn’t working or blogging, she is probably off taking a nap. Feel free to email her at kim@mind-speaks.com