Before I get into today’s post, I want to say a huge heartfelt thank-you for all the nice messages and positive thoughts you’ve sent my way these past two weeks. Bob is thankfully on the mend and on the receiving end of nothing but good news and results from his doctors. He’s got a few weeks of rehab and healing ahead, and then will be back in his studio painting, and back in the pool training for the Alcatraz swim he’s had planned. So all is well, we are exiting the woods, and thank you so much. Phew!
Now, back to business: In recent days, I managed to finish up the pair of Log Cabin Mitts I was knitting in the Verb booth at Stitches West the weekend before last. (Gosh that seems like forever ago now.) This pair is made from one of the kits they had made for the booth (there are just a handful left on their site), and oh how I love this yarn. For this pair, given that I was literally knitting them on the fly and in public, I decided to totally wing it on the color placement, and just let it be freeform. Well, ok maybe not totally. The only thing I had in mind as I picked up each next color was that I had chosen the Mountains colorway — natural, super pale grey, light mushroom and a variegated grey-purple — and I did want to make a vague allusion to that in my “random” composition. I mentioned in my previous post that I’m headed into the asymmetrical part of my sketch pile, but this one isn’t even planned asymmetry, and I love how they came out. Here they are at Ravelry if you care to put a like on them!
And with that, a bit of Elsewhere:
– It’s March Mayhem time at MDK! (And also the Tournament of Books, my longtime favorite March event.)
– A concise but informative update to Jared’s long-ago long-form piece about the difference between woolen-spun and worsted-spun yarns
– In the realm of knitalong prizes, a night at Squam is pretty up there
– Love this QuiltCon People’s Choice winner
– “In just 4 days, top fashion CEOs earn a garment worker’s lifetime pay”
– Even prettier than an Easter egg
– and just everything about this
IN SHOP NEWS: We finally have both size sets of Lykke Driftwood DPNs back in stock! As well as the sheep scissors, which we can’t seem to replenish fast enough! We also now have all of the Mini Porters from the sewers, so when they’re gone, they’re gone.
I’ll be back next week with the first of the Logalong panel FO Q&A’s! Have a great weekend in the meantime—
PREVIOUSLY in FOs: A hat to rival Gentian
These are so cute!
Glad to hear you’re also a Tournament of Books fan! My wife spearheads a FB reading group of our friends who try to read as many as possible before the brackets are listed. Sad to say this years’ choices didn’t have many favorites in the group, but years past have been a fun way to get us out of our reading ruts. If you are on FB I’d be happy to add you to the group for book discussions and the like (everyone is pretty easy going and there’s no pressure to read or contribute if you don’t want to).
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