(sorry in advance to those who are getting a little freaked out with my fiddlehead photos . . .
i have a few last ones today; please bear with those of us who are enchanted by them!)
it’s a damp day here and perfect for garden photos. my little fiddleheads are unrolling and reaching their tiny arms and fingers outward now, so we’ll say goodbye til next year.
to commemorate their exciting resurgence and journey toward fernhood, we shall name the new little nothing scarf after them—how about that?
i’ve got this piece more than one-third of the way to scarfhood . . . it sure does go fast when i spend time knitting on it.
now, the damp air today might hamper the speed to another, much-anticipated finish, but i can show you where we are with that (and i think you’re gonna like this)
here’s a shot of the knitted fabric; it looks quite a bit different once its stretched
and the point, which i do love the shape of
you can get a nice idea from that photo of how yummy the yarn is.
and now, the money shot as debbieKnitter calls it
as soon as it dries and i can unpin it, david will take some nice photos of it being worn and flaunted about.
thank you for all your enthusiasm about this piece . . . i hope you find it lots of fun to knit.
lis at one planet yarn and fiber will be listing the kit as soon as i have the final pattern (probably tomorrow), and i will list the pattern as a standalone item in my own shop as well. yay.
and, in other exciting news, you’ll never believe it, but
not only did i have enough yarn to finish my spectator sock, but i have leftovers—probably about ten yards. i was so sure i would have to wait for extra yarn to arrive that i didn’t write up the pattern yet. but i’ll do that today and then we’ll get some photos for the knitting pattern to be released in the next week or so. i do like these socks very, very much. and the pattern will have several sizes so you’ll be able to knit them with any weight yarn.
the sweet woodruff is thick with tiny white blooms . . . more than i remember from other years, and when i bend close i can smell the sweet scent, lightly tinged with vanilla, mmmm.
since i got one pair socks off the needles, i had to give myself permission to start another pair . . . can’t go around with no socks on the needles. and for this next one i dug out my precious skein of twisted yarn that i purchased last year, which i’ve been saving for just the right thing (otherwise known as hoarding, which i am trying not to do).
this is colorway batty and the skein design is mutating variegate. meg’s yarns are awesome . . . one of my top picks for sock yarns. i decided i needed to unstash this skein and free it from the constraints of existing as a trophy yarn, because it is too good not to use—it gives pleasure many-fold, between winding, knitting, viewing, and wearing it.
also, i want to entice musclemom to knit some of hers, to treat herself to her good yarns. what i’m going to do with this sock is work the yarn up into a subtle, shifting rib that i think works really well with the color transitions in the twisted skeins—the pattern won’t interfere with the color, and the color won’t mask the pattern. more on this one later.
next, i’m going to start knitting with another of anne’s specialty yarns on a smaller scale project
while finalizing plans for some bigger scale projects to start shortly. here we have a beautiful deep alpaca/wool blend shot through with rivulets of silk in bright greens and blues (the light is bad today but i’ll get a better photo as i delve into this knitting project further).
i also have secret stuff i need to organize and get out the door, so with that, i’ll say so long.