Not a visitation from the Gift Fairy, who is undoubtedly exhausted from all the recent activity on my behalf, but a blast from my past!
A friend from long ago, Alice, was searching online for a toe-up sock pattern and found the one on my website. After wading through my site a bit, she realized I was the same girl she knew from a summer job we shared when we were in high school and the summer before college. All those many years ago.
I was . . . wait for it . . . gobsmacked when she posted a message on my tag-board. A few messages, one email, and a phone conversation later, we were back in contact.
So welcome to my online world of knitting insanity, Alice. It’s great to have you back!
You Gots de Questions? I Gots de Answers!
Caroline F. asked what size needles and gauge the Sanquhar Duke glove pattern calls for. It’s fingering or sock wool and suggested needle is 2.25mm. This is for a medium sized hand. The pattern advises you to go up or down in needle size to adjust for gloves for larger or smaller hands.
Theresa asked what the text on the Virgin sweater is. Here’s the photo:
Kinda hard to read while it’s all smooshed up on the needle, eh? “Smooshed up” is a technical term, by the way.
It’s: “fem kloke og fem daarlige jomfruer”
Translated: “five wise and foolish virgins”
And, just to show you how dorky the foolish virgins look, a close-up of one of their dorky faces:
Tell me this chick doesn’t need a nose-job.
(Yikes! When I first wrote that I typed “blow-job” instead of “nose-job.”)
And here is a photo of what the sweater would like like if I was knitting it as a cardi, rather than bastardizing it into a tunic. Link is to Bea Ellis Knitwear, where you can purchase kits for the Norsk Strikkedesign book, and the book itself. You can buy them elsewhere, but I highly recommend Bea. I’ve had nothing but excellent service from her shop over the years.
A Question for You Guys
One of my coworkers is expressing interest in learning how to knit. And I didn’t even have to nag her! Do you guys have a specific sweater pattern you’d like to suggest for a first project after she learns the basics? Something very simple that can be made in a totally yummy yarn. Let me know what you think!
Y’all have a good weekend! See ya Monday!