So this week I wanted to write about something I am currently working on in my spare time. It is a knitting project inspired by a Sinterklaas gift/surprise I received. The girl who gave me the gift had made her own thread by spool knitting all different kind of colors. This thread she used to knit a small fabric sample. The ‘actual’ gift were the two needles she knitted it with, together with some more needles and other knitting essentials.
My project: knitting, knitting and more knitting!
For my own project I decided to ‘spool knit’ two balls of wool into two threads, so I can use those to possibly create something that is still undecided. However I plan to update you as soon as it is finished! Currently I have finished the first ball, a light turquoise color and I am working on the second one, which is a darker azure kind of color.
As you can see this project is far from finished, although I expect the knitting will go quite quickly, the spool knitting part takes a lot of time. However I mostly wanted to share the idea of using a spool to create a thread first, and then using it to knit. In the picture below you can see the tools I am using for this project. At the top are the two knitting needles I will be using after I have finished the second ball of thread. In the middle is the spooling tool, to use it you also need a crochet needle. I am using a 3.5 mm needle, but that is just because I had it lying around.