Friday, June 23, 2017
Folded by Veera Valimaki, and I think I have to conclude that it is too short.Stormtracker by Alicia Plummer; plain stockinette in the body, sleeves smothered in cables. Smothered feels like the operative word with this sweater right now, because I had to try it on a million times while knitting it to check the fit, and it is way too hot around here right now for those shenanigans. Get that wool off my neck! I'll show it to you when it's dry. I will love this one in October, which will come soon enough, I'm in no rush. I knit those cabled sleeves four times in total to get them big enough for my upper arms--I think I chose the wrong size to begin with, but it worked out in the end. I assume. I am not putting it on today, ugh, it's too hot. Mazzy by Elizabeth Smith, that is tweedy and black and I can't wait to wear it. Because it isn't sweaty enough around here or anything. I'm just really motivated right now, and in full-on sweater knitting mode. This does seem to happen to me a lot. I've been asked, "Isn't summer the off-season?" Which does give me pause, but no. I knit like a fiend all the year long, and always something wooly. That's how I roll. this. I think that grinchy green will add just the right amount of pizzazz. What are you guys up to?
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Central New York Fiber Fair in Bouckville. (Hi, Theresa! It was so nice to meet you!) This fair is still pretty new, but it is so good and Central New York is so absolutely stunning that I am confident that one day knitters from all over the world will gather in June, wearing their Bouckville sweaters (this is New York. You might still need a sweater in June) and I will have to wait in a really long line for an artichoke french. I probably could have bought something from every booth. Doc was with me, though, and helped me keep a lid on it. By the way, Doc is how you will probably recognize me in the wild--his fiercely handsome and kilted self attracted so much attention, whoo! After the alpacas, he was the most photographed thing at the fair, I think. One lady paused to admire his calves. A little girl wanted to give him a hug. Everybody was so interested in him, and I was pretty much free to load up on purchases while he was otherwise engaged. Genius! The first of my loot, this hand-dyed braid of SW Blue Faced Leicester from Llady Llama Fiber Co. in the colorway "Godric's Sword" was the first thing to hit my wheel. Isn't it yummy? Wool! Harry Potter! Let's make some yarn!
Friday, June 2, 2017
my favorite book on the subject. The yarn is Plymouth Galway Sport in Turtle Heather and Sand Heather. They're thick and yummy, and will never fit in my shoes, but that is not what they're for.