Knits Summer 2015: The Yarn It

I’ve been doing a lot of hiking recently as the Colorado weather is warming up and leading us into summer. This past weekend I hiked Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park with loved ones, and we camped at a site called Glacier Basin. The views, you guys . . . THE VIEWS. The snowy mountains were absolutely beautiful, and reminded me of the theme of Knits Summer: combining our love for The Great Outdoors with our love for knitting.

Loch Vale, Rocky Mountain National Park (Photo credit: Leah Mortenson)

Loch Vale, Rocky Mountain National Park (Photo credit: Leah Mortenson)

The Yarn It

The Yarn It

The Yarn It, featured in this issue’s Product Spotlight, is one of our favorite knitting supplies. It’s a really great tool to bring along with you if you enjoy knitting in the wild, or while you are out and about. It’s even useful as a stationary yarn container for your home. It’s two halves of a plastic globe that fit together with a few holes at the join, that rest together on a stand. It has a strap that you can throw over your shoulder and knit while you are on the move!

If you already had a Yarn It, or acquired one after you saw it in the magazine, you might have noticed something a little funny about the photo in the magazine. See where the yarn is coming out, at the top? That’s actually not the correct hole through which to lead the yarn. It’s better to lead it through one of the three circular slots in the midsection, as shown below. If you lead it through the top, the yarn can actually pull up the whole thing and pull the plastic ball out of its base! So if you use a Yarn It, make sure to load it up so the yarn comes out of a side hole and you can knit with efficiency whether on the go or at home.Pic3

With summer coming upon us soon, there are months ahead hopefully filled with beautiful weather in which to get out and about. If you are a knitter who enjoys taking your projects with you on trips, weekends, vacations, and the like, take your Yarn It and a copy of Knits Summer with you to let wild inspiration take over.

Happy knitting adventures,

Hannah

 

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