At 5:30 this morning, four drunks got on the train, all wearing green paper top hats. That is just wrong.
Because I am knitting along on my boring stockinette, I’ll answer some questions to distract you.
The other day, Peg asked:
What is your favorite Fair Isle sweater pattern?
That’s a tough question! I don’t think I can point to one particular favorite. All my favorites are Alice Starmore designs, though. I have particular fondness for Marina, Luskentyre, and Oregon.
Have you ever met yarn you didn’t like? I have a large stash of Rowan Summer Tweed that I bought for a summer cardigan and tank, but I hate it! I forced myself to make one short-sleeve sweater and knitting with it was miserable. I can’t get gauge with the $%#$%#$ yarn–I go up a needle size, down a needle size, but it’s the same gauge continually.
Have I ever met a yarn I didn’t like? Oh yes.
I’ve never knitted with Summer Tweed, so I can’t comment on that. But a yarn I detested was Dale of Norway Svale. I bought it to make a summer sweater and ended up abandoning the project in disgust. (Long-time readers of this blog might remember that incident.) I hated the Svale, the way it felt, the way it knit, everything.
Here’s an extreme close-up of the boring stockinette.
Who knew that this little sucker was so sought after?
It has recently come to my attention that pink Chibis are very much in demand. I’ve had this little fella for ages.
Lucy is still in training. She has a rigorous weekend of napping ahead of her.