It’s about eleventy-billion degrees below zero here. Does that sound like an exaggeration? Well, I am factoring in the wind chill.
Even though it is eleventy-billion degrees below zero outside, it’s close to tropical in the office. Still, I wore my new L-B sweater to work today. All Seasons Cotton makes a great sweater for overheated offices.
L-B says she’ll knit me another one for my 100th birthday.
Speaking of what we’l be like when we are 100, Alice in Richmond sent L-B a link to a picture that she said was L-B and me in the future.
Because I keep the thermostat set to less than tropical temperatures at home, Lucy has become Velcro Kitty, pasted to me every time I stop moving. Except when she’s pasted to her cozy cushion. I actually ordered her a second cozy cushion yesterday, to put in the bedroom. Lucy always sleeps on the bed and I know she’s chilly in the bedroom. Is she ever gonna be happy when the second cozy cushion arrives!
I do wonder how someone who has a fur coat that looks like this:
can be cold when I am not.
Brigitte mentioned in the comments that Cromarty reminded her of St. Brigid. Me too. I went and hauled out Aran Knitting to have a squint at the cable charts for St. Brigid. And I hauled out St. Brigid, too.
Here is the current state of Cromarty.
Different cables from St. Brigid, but similar, don’t you think?
Since you have probably had much more yarn sampling experience, could you think of a substitute yarn for the Kersti that would still “pop” the cable work for Cromarty? I have limited local yarn sources here in Canada, and would have to shop online I’m sure. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
You want a smooth yarn that’s dk weight. Of course, I’m drawing a blank on what would be a good one. Anyone have any ideas? Leave your suggestions in the comments.
It does occur to me that if you wanted to make Cromarty out of something other than wool, Rowan Calmer would probably work very well.
And in other news, I turned the heel on the Bart & Louise sock!
“Yeah, I love my cozy cushion. You wanna make something of it?”