It’s feathers. And it’s fans.
And a shaky segue into lace . . .
I remember you purchased a number of patterns from Heirloom Knitting last summer. Any of these on the horizon?
Nope sorry — at the moment none of them are slated for knitting in the near future. This, of course, is subject to change at my whim.
The knitting is done. I just need to block (lightly!) and seam. I might wait until the weekend.
Quick question: Is there any *good* way to increase in seed stitch? I’m working on an aran now myself that has increases in seed stitch for the beginning of the sleeves. Just wondering if there is a smoother way of doing this than knitting into the front and back loops of the stitch, which is what I’m doing now.
What I usually do is a raised increase — I think it makes less of a hole in the knitting. Anyone else care to weigh in?
The Virginia Purl commented:
I just love Kerry. If you ever get tired of wearing her, I can volunteer to come and pick her up. I love my Lendrum but I don’t have that super fast winder, Woolee Winder? Do you think it helps your spinning stay more even?
Thanks for the very selfless offer about Kerry — I’ll let you know. But just so you know, Jasmine has first dibs.
About the Woollee Winder. . . I confess that I’ve not used it enough to be able to answer intelligently. Not that I’d necessarily be able to answer intelligently if I had used it a lot. Just sayin’.
But I’ve spun a bit over 2 ounces of fiber with it and I dunno if it is the fiber or the Winder, but my spinning is quite even. It makes spinning a lot more enjoyable for me too — the stopping and starting for moving the thingy along the bobbin was mildly annoying to me.
Don’t fergit, contest ends at 5pm EST tomorrow (Thursday). I’ll ask the King of all Remote Controls to give me random numbers within the range that covers the number of entries I received, and will choose the winner that way. Well, winners. I’ll give away two books.
I’ve received several hundred entries so far and I wanna say a huge collective thank you to you all for your support! I’ve loved reading your emails — and I’m sorry I don’t have time to answer them. That’s one of the nice things about holding a contest — it does bring some of the lurkers out of hiding, and I get to “meet” you — even if it is just through an email.
I’ll announce the winners in tomorrow’s blog entry! And of course I’ll be happy to sign the prize books!
Lucy says that she can’t hardly wait!
Ooh — almost forgot — a morning sky shot for Sandy.