I’m not going to work! Yay!
Took the day off, and rightly so, I think, after several weeks of nonstop work at an insane pace.
Today I shall be making a cake and a gourmet dinner for someone who is having a birthday this weekend.
Lucy is primping for the birthday party.
Holding Yarns for Fair Isle
Some discussion of this in yesterday’s comments. And requests for photos of how I hold my yarn.
I’d rather not, because I don’t really think my method is a good one for anyone to emulate. Yes, I hold both colors in my left hand and throw with my left hand. And I consistently do the background color on top and the foreground color on the bottom. But sometimes I thrown the bottom color with my middle finger and sometimes I drop both colors and pick them up. I’m the poster child for how not to hold your colors. But it does seem to work for me, my tension is fine, and doesn’t slow me down, so there you have it.
My colors never get tangled because I float — never strand.
I am wondering what kind of knitting bags you recommended, for taking with you during a long commute (I go from Philadelphia to NYC every day).
I always tend to lean toward more compact and portable than large and all-encompassing. I have a lot of different knitting bags, and which one I take depends on the size of my project.
Right now my commuter knitting — my Booga Bag — is in a small paper shopping bag (about 8 x 10″). That’s perfect for it!
Sammi asked (and others of you have asked in the past):
This is completely the wrong season for the project, but I was wondering if you ever completed the Watercolor Camisole I saw you started a while back? I remember you commenting that the cotton was a pain on the hands to work with, but I didn’t know if you finished it up anyhow 🙂
Nope. didn’t finish it. It’s not worth hurting my hands and wrists for it. As far as I’m concerned. 🙂
And to close, a photo of my latest Booga Bag in progress.
Have a good weekend, all!