Happy Veterans Day. And thank you to all veterans who have fought to preserve our freedom.
A good weekend, though the weather could have been a bit brighter. Still, it was unseasonably warm, and bright enough to actually get a decent photo of Fulmar. Will wonders never cease?
Here it is!
Wendy’s Old Knitting Stuff
Here is the old sweater du jour.
This is called “Caister Gansey” and it is a traditional design by Rae Compton. It is from a book titled The Traditional Sweater Book by Madeline Weston. I bought this book in the U.K. in 1987. I believe it was published in the U.S. under another title. I’m pretty sure this is the same book.
Of course out of print.
I knitted mine out of one of my old favorites — Bovidae Farm sportweight wool. See my November 7 entry for more info about Bovidae Farm.
Anyhow, this is knitted in the round to the armholes, when you divide it and knit the front and back separately. Then knit the shoulders together and pick up stitches around the armhole and knit down the sleeve.
Okay guys. Big favor. Would y’all think about a few questions and answer them in my comments (the comments below this entry, not the tag-board)? I’d be ever so grateful. Ta!
If you could design the perfect yarn shop:
1. What would the inventory of yarns be like?
2. What patterns/kits/tools would it offer?
3. What would it look like physically?
4. What hours would it be open?
5. In what type of area would it be located?
6. What type of services would it offer?
7. Anything else you’d like to add?
Thanks for you input. (No, I’m not opening a LYS!)