Friday, March 21, 2008

Add a Little Spring to Your Needles

I finally got around to checking out the spring issue of Knitty. Finally, something I want to knit. Based on the fact that the last issue of IK left me so uninspired, I was keeping my fingers crossed. Honeycomb is perfect! I have been searching for a vest pattern with just this look for ages. And better yet, I believe I have just the right yarn hiding out in my stash. I absolutely love the scoop neck, narrow shoulder, and stretch.

My next pick is Yosemite. Again, stretchy fabric, clean lines. And love the collar! I have not really checked out the yarn specks, but I am thinking that the coral Catania I have been swatching for the last two summers may fit the bill.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Bits and Bobs

Have you read this one? Can you guess?
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett is a lengthy, ambitious novel of 12th century England. The story chronicles the lives of power seeking church officials, humble people seeking love and happiness, and a host of other characters over the span of several decades. I have not become so engrossed in the lives of fictitious characters in many, many years. Well work each and every page!

The rigid heddle loom has been dusted off with the help of Mags:) Thanks, without your prompting it would still be in its lonely little time out corner:(

We warped last weekend for a set of place mats. As we were cleaning up what did I spy in the bottom of the bag? The second color that was intended for the warp. Can you say dumb ass?