I have not used the words “fair isle,” “norwegian knitting,” or “aran” in weeks?
What’s with that?
I have no idea. I have been seduced by summer knitting, that’s my only explanation. And I’m not complaining. But of course I’m placing the blame elsewhere.
I blame all the bloggers I read for blogging about their summer knitting. I blame the Audrey knit-alongers. And I blame Knit Happens. When I was in there the other day I was drooling over Noro Hana Silk and a skein of it actually said, in a pleading silky voice “Knit me! Knit me!”
I’m sure you’ll all be amazed to hear that I walked out of Knit Happens unaccompanied by any Hana Silk. But we all know it’s just a matter of time.
Speaking of Knit Happens, I didn’t tell you what I bought there. Now, brace yourselves — I didn’t buy any yarn. But I did pick up an adorable Elizabeth Austen bucket bag. See?
It’s a smaller size — just right for toting my commuter project to work. I have been stuffing Audrey’s sleeve in a plastic bag and shoving it in my purse. How inelegant! Audrey deserves better.
I also bought a copy of Vintage Knits by Sarah Dallas. I’ve been meaning to look at this book since it was published and finally saw it in person. By the third design I was drooling. So I had to buy the book, you know? I’d drooled on it, for gosh sakes!
The official start of the Ingeborg knitalong is tomorrow! I shall cast on then! And you’ll be hearing me talking about Norwegian knitting again. Lucky you. But Ingeborg is going to be my secondary project, so don’t expect a lot of progress. I give you fair warning.
I’m afraid I’ve ceased knitting on this for the time being. My hands are not up to knitting with the Mission Falls cotton just now — after less than a round they start aching. So I think it’s best that I set it aside for a while. Even though I don’t wanna. Sometimes it’s not easy being a delicate flower.
My Audrey will soon have two sleeves. I’m into the armhole shaping on the second sleeve!
Actually, I finished the sleeve after taking that photo.
Knitting the neckband now, thank you.
Don’t forget — the deadline to enter is today at 4:00pm Eastern Time. Scroll down to Monday’s entry for information on how to enter. I have gotten over 1,000 entires for this contest and will be picking the winner at random. But you never know — it could be you! You gotta play to win.
Happy Birthday, Dad!