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My bff and I have a lot in common. We both like the same kind of movies and the same food, (expect for tomatoes, which she hates and I love. Whenever we eat out this works out in my favour.) We love good wine and beer. When we introduce ourselves to new people we tell them “we like to keep things simple” because we share the same name.
And most importantly, we both love to knit.
She is my knitting Guru. Without her
enabling tendencies encouragement I never would have picked up the needles as an adult and would have more money in the bank less wonderful knitted objects. On occasion we have even been known to knit the same projects, sometimes at the same time. But that is where the similarities end. What we envision in our heads makes our final products very different.
Take our Multnomahs
; same project, same number of stitches. Two very different yarns created two very different wraps.
She went for a much bulkier yarn producing something super cozy and warm and I chose a Dk silk blend making something my BFF calls “classy” .
The same thing has happened with our Urbanas. Having our own mini knit-a-long, we each cast our projects on and again two different yarns are producing two different final products. This time at least we are both using Indigodragonfly yarn. She picked a slightly heavier weight and mine is in lace.
By the time that we are both finished, the same project is going to look very different.
Only our Boneyards have come out very similar. This time we both had almost the same weight and we made two final products that do actually resemble each other.
I think that it’s fascinating that even within a pattern there is room for so much diversity and creativity. It also goes to prove that yarn selection is really important for making the final product look the way you want it to. And if my BFF reads this, (’cause I know she will ,) love you and keep giving me those tomatoes.