Here, by popular demand, one of the Vinternatt mittens turned inside out.
(Yes, they were knitted on dpns.)
Now wave bye-bye to them, because they are going to the Knitters Review Retreat with me on Friday, to be donated to the Dulaan Project, which is the charity project chosen for the 2005 retreat.
Here’s a page that lists my book for pre-sale at several different Amazon sites — the U.S., Canada, the U.K, France, Germany, and Japan. So yes, in answer to several questions I’ve gotten, it will be available outside the U.S.
Did You Notice?
The Poor Little Qiviut Scarf is no longer listed as a work in progress in the sidebar?
Yay!!! Lucy checks it out:
It’s a bit over 6 feet long — a nice size, I think. Here’s a close-up:
I’ll talk about Mermaid tomorrow.
My Friend in Bulgaria
Sunday night my dad sent me the following email, with the subject line “Your Friend in Bulgaria”:
This photo was taken on October 19, 2005, in the village of Erkech, Eastern Bulgaria. We went there for a yogurt party.
Isn’t she wonderful??
Um . . . Mom & Dad? How was the yogurt party? You party animals, you!
It’s All About MemeMeme
The lovely Stephanie tagged me, so here I go:
What’s Your All Time Favoite Yarn To Knit With?
Really really tough choice, but when the chips are down, I’d have to say Jamieson & Smith jumperweight shetland wool. A huge range of colors, and one can knit fair isles from it that are glorious.
The Worst Thing You’ve Ever Knit?
Another tough choice, considering I’ve been knitting for over four decades. When I was a teenager, I knitted a pullover for my brother out of bright blue acrylic that I got at Kmart, or some comparable store. ‘Nuff said.
Your Most Favorite Knit Pattern? (Maybe You Don’t Like Wearing It, But It Was The Most Fun To Knit)
Inishmore, from Alice Starmore’s Aran Knitting. I’ve knitted this sweater three times, which should tell you something.
Most Valuable Knitting Technique?
Cabling without a cable needle. When you knit a lot of arans, knowing how to do this saves a great deal of time!
Best Knit Book or Magazine?
Alice Starmore’s Aran Knitting. another touch choice, but I’ve knitted more designs from this book than any other I own:
St. Enda (three times)
Na Craga (three or four times — I forget!)
Irish Moss (twice)
The “fearless fair isle” knit-along I hosted early on in the history of knitblogs.
Your Favorite Knitblogs?
Yeah, there’s a question that is not easy to answer. I have 172 knitblogs in my Bloglines list.
Your Favorite Knitwear Designer?
Alice Starmore. No question.
The Knit Item You Wear Most Often?
This is yet another tough one, but I’d have to say it’s the Wave Cardigan — from Alice Starmore’s Book of Fair Isle Knitting.
Pay attention to me now!
I’m going to go do just that.