Unheard-of for me, that is.
Last night I had my recurring dream about qivuit.
I’m sorry — what’s that? Not everyone has recurring dreams about qivuit? Huh. Go figure.
Anyhow, I was thinking about qivuit when I woke up this morning. Ages ago (in my world, “ages” equals 15-20 years) I made a hat out of qivuit, using a tam pattern and fingering weight qivuit. Guess what? I’ve never worn it. I am so not a hat person, and the tam pattern was so not the right thing for qivuit.
Here is the “before” photo of the poor, offending hat.
And here it is “after.”
Yup. Ripped that bad boy out. Rip, rip, rip.
Now, you may not know this (nor may you care), but I never rip anything out. I would rather have a dentist drill at my teeth with only enough novocaine to barely take the edge off (oh, wait — I did that yesterday) than rip something out.
But this morning, before I left for work, while watching the CBS early early early early early early early early early early early news, I ripped out my qivuit hat.
This afternoon after coming home from work, I skeined said qivuit on my swift.
I’ll be washing and hanging it to dry shortly.
There’s 1.5 ounces of fingering weight qivuit there. Hmmmmm . . . what to knit? What to knit?
Any ideas? Send your suggestion to my official blog contest email addy by 5:00pm EST tomorrow (that’s Friday, March 11) to be entered in the drawing for this prize:
That’s two Addi Turbo circular needles, which were kindly donated by Lisa S. in Texas. Thanks Lisa! There’s a US 3 and a US 4, both 24″ long.
Small print: this contest is open to anyone on Planet Earth who has an address to which I can mail the prize. Please, one entry per person.
Mel has gotten short shrift over the past couple of days due to one thing and/or another. But here she is, in all her orgasmic organic cotton-y goodness:
The cable I am using (and why, yes, it does look like little fishies end to end, doesn’t it?) I got from the Harmony book of aran and fair isle patterns. Can’t remember the exact name of it and am too lazy to go look.
But I know I’ve seen this cable elsewhere, so no doubt it’s in other stitch dictionaries as well.
By the way, there has been a comment or two about the Blue Sky Organic Cotton shedding. Gotta say, so far it has shedded not a single speck o’ fluff whilst I knit. And today I knitted on it while wearing a black velour dress. Every Lucy hair was clearly showcased on this dress, but not one iota of Blue Sky Organic Cotton. I am impressed, because I am strangling the yarn a bit as I form cables.
How to Assuage Wounds to Your Psyche
1. Go to Knit Happens.
2. Purchase yarn and patterns.
Yesterday I bought the new Rowan Classic Cafe book and bought yarn to make this design:
This is “Deli” and I bought the new Rowan Cash Cotton (35% cotton, 25% polyamide, 18% viscose, 9% cashmere) in this color:
This is color #605, which Rowan calls Magenta. I guess, but it looks more Raspberry to me. There are at least two more designs in the book that are calling to me (Broadway and Empire) so I foresee those appearing in the line-up at some point in the future.
What else did I buy yesterday? This:
Four skeins of Fiesta La Luz in “Vanilla Bean” and four skeins of Lorna’s Laces Bullfrogs and Butterflies in “Black Purl.”
Great Moments in History
It was a year ago today that L-B and I first set foot in Knit Happens.
And In the “You Heard It Here First” Department
Alice in Richmond and I are gonna start a girl band called “Gina and the Coffee Fund.”
Though in our case in wouldn’t be so much a girl band as a middle-aged woman band.
And Lucy is contemplating little fishies end to end.