I have been test knitting sock yarn for Ellen at Fiber Curio and Sundries.com Here is their latest offering: a wonderful 80% Cheviot, 20% mohair fingering that I knit into a pair of basic top down socks, with a partridge eye heel flap and round toe. The yarn is crisp and lustrous, a natural dark charcoal. It makes a very sturdy, manly sock that can be machine washed and wears well.
Check out my latest blog about those who don't knit and their reasonable alternatives: drugs and alcohol, monastic life, institutionalization or euthanasia.
Some of you may remember that I was working on a cabaret opera based on the true story of the Papin Sisters...well it's on this year in Bath:
Then in Orkney (I'll be stocking up on their marvellous locally-produced North Ronaldsay wool)
All the examples I see of brioche seem like di weight or heavier. Has anyone ever used finger or lace weight so its airier
I just had the most day-shattering experience. The final height of the Freedom Tower was installed today...making a visible void in the New York City skyline...filled.
Many of you know I have worked on the Village Halloween Parade over the past fifteen years...a labor of love, professional management and shock of the new...on an annual basis.
Here's a recently completed ripple afghan I crocheted for a friend. I followed the Neat Ripple Pattern from Lucy at Attic24. A fairly easy, mindless pattern once you get going.
After about four years I've finally finished this Shetland shawl. The pattern is A Knitted Veil from Victorian Lace Today, the yarn is a natural coloured laceweight wool from the Melanian Sheepgrowers in Western Australia, it measured out at 70cm x 207cm.