Sitting on the crowded train yesterday afternoon, merrily KIPping away on my sock. A man gets on, sits next to me, says “knit one purl two?”, and bursts into laughter.
Why do people think saying “knit one purl two” is so funny?
Actually, the guy turned out to be fairly pleasant. Fresh from Florida, here for an extended period of time on business, he was doing a test run of his commute from his hotel to his office. I was able to answer a bunch of questions he asked about fare cards, train schedules, and subway-accessible shopping areas.
My good deed du jour.
And here’s the progress on the sock.
I think the yarn is very pretty. Very autumnal colors, which are good for my Dad, who has the same coloring as me and likes the same colors that I like.
I figured it was high time I showed you my mouse bag stuffing progress. True, putting together mouse packages does cut into my knitting time, but it’s a lot of fun.
Lucy feigned indifference.
Andrea very kindly offered to help with the packaging process. If there’s a sudden deluge of mice (and I hope there is!) I’ll take her up on it! As we work close to each other, I was envisioning a lunchtime mouse-stuffing party. We could call it “Mousies on the Mall,” invite any and all our DC blog buddies, and hold it in front of the U.S. Capitol.
Or something like that. The Capitol Police might take a dim view of my choice of venue.
Tales from the Stash
I went into the stash today because something’s been fermenting in my brain for a while. (Scary, huh?)
The one on the left, Classic Elite Evergreen, is wool/recycled fiber blend. The one on the right, Classic Elite Devon, is wool/silk blend.
I’ve been thinking that one of those two would be lovely knitted up as AS Fern (from her book Stillwater).
The color of the Evergreen would really suit the design — it would show the texture pattern beautifully. But I adore the Devon yarn. But I wonder if the Devon is too dark a color to really show off the pattern. The Evergreen is crisper than the Devon, which might also be an advantage, but the Devon feels so sinfully yummy!
Just in case you wondered, I would be making Fern sans bobbles, like Auntie Lolly did. I saw her Fern in person last May and it is totally gorgeous!
Lolly, if you’re reading this — what yarn did you use for your Fern and how do you like it?
Any other Fern knitters, feel free to jump in!