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Adventures with Yarn

To say working with yarn is way out of my comfort zone is a huge understatement.  In fact, you may be wondering where the mixed media paints are!  
Here, let me lay it out for you... I have been wanting a chunky blanket for years.  I just don't want to pay the price.  So I watched a few videos, learned a couple of the words, researched and bought one "SKEIN" or Yarn.  Just to see if I would like it.  Well I do.  
Here is what I have learned in the past couple of days.  With my very limited knowledge.

Skein is a ball of yarn.  Check... I used 6 for this throw at 32 yards each.  I could have used less if I didn't make a tighter loop.  Which I have learned... I can make the loops loose.  Tension is everything.

Hand knitting... oh ya it's a things and I went for it.  No tools.

Yarn sheds and boy did my yarn shed.  If I believed the reviews of almost every brand of yarn I looked at I would not have got any at all.  I will share a video I used to prep my material befo…