Knit Bits – my opinionDecember 1, 2006
This post is in regards to Knit Bits #164, Dec 06 issues. It is the email newsletter that Berroco sends out. They always have something blog worthy on it because many times their star pattern is odd and unusual, to say the least.
Example: Footsie Pillow
Now I understand the need to knit yourself something when your feet are cold, but this just seems hazardous. You can’t really jump up and run to the phone. I caution anyone who makes this to remember you have a pillow on your feet and it is basically cuffing them together. Danger, don’t stand up and try to walk.
I think you should only knit this if you are under the age of 30 as anyone older will risk broken bones. This pillow seems only good if you have cats (or a dog) that normally sleeps on your feet. Atleast they have a nice spot to lay their head.
In addition, Gina wrote in to Berroco to find out if she could substitue a woolen yarn in her stash for the yarn they suggested for the Brea Bag. The answer they gave was terrible. Truly. Gina, I know you probably will never find my blog. However, if you do…the answer is:
More than likely yes you can substitute with that yarn. Pick a solid color as varigated doesn’t show the cables as well. You probably wouldn’t want yarn smaller than dk weight or larger than chunky.
If you have questions, find an online support group. I started up a great one, but there are lots of knitting online forums out there with helpful people who will give you real answers, not politically correct unhelpful…only wanting to sell their yarn answers. What if you happened to be allergic to alpaca? It would have been nice if they would have given a real answer to poor Gina.