(If there are any clowns reading this blog, please rest assured that I in no way mean to offend you. Clown attire is simply not my style.)
That’s the question that floats through my brain as I knit my mitered sweater. I don’t think I’ll know the answer until the sweater is complete.
Will I be upset if it turns out to be a clown sweater? I’m thinking not, because I could always take it apart and morph it into a blanket. And in the meantime, I’m having great fun knitting it.
Martha in Mobile and Dave both asked if I am knitting back backwards or turning the entire project each row.
I am turning the entire project each row. Why? Because it not once occurred to me to knit backwards instead. Doh!
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I’ve finished my Panda Cotton socks in the Fern colorway.
These socks are so soft. I have a feeling they are going to be fabulous for wearing in the summer.
And I’m ready to start a new pair of socks from this yummy yarn.
This is a new (well, new to me anyhow) sock yarn from Froebe Fibers. It’s a 440 yard skein of 100% Peruvian wool and it’s in the “Melon Ball” colorway. (The fact that I’ve been looking at this skein all week no doubt accounts for my craving for cantaloupe.)
It’s very very soft and lofty. The only other sock yarn I’ve knitted that reminds me of this is the Zen String BFL that I used for my “Bart & Louise” socks. This yarn looks thicker than fingering weight but it’s very softly spun. I’m betting that when I knit it at 8 sts/inch it’s going to make a lovely firm fabric that wears well. Here’s the blurb about the yarn from the Froebe Fibers website:
We have found Peruvian wool softer, and more durable than Merino, which is especially important for sock yarns. The lighter spinning gives the yarn more loft, and causes less “wear and tear” from stress on the fibers, which means your socks will last longer.
Sounds good to me!
Another Pig Story
Here’s another of My Favorite Pigs.
I bought this pig in Luxembourg, circa 1986. How I loved Luxembourg! It is the closest thing to a fairy tale place that I’ve ever seen. I was happily wandering through the streets, looking in shop windows, when I saw this set:
The pig is supposed to hold sausages, and the other two pieces are for pickles and pate.
I didn’t buy it, thinking it a somewhat frivolous purchase. That night, after I returned to the hotel, I regretted not buying it, so decided I’d go back the next day and get it. Heh. Not so easy — I’d forgotten where I saw it. It took me half the day to find it again. But find it I did, and I schlepped the little piggie set in my luggage for the rest of the trip.
I haven’t used the piggie for years (soirees where I would be inclined to serve sliced sausage with pickles and pate are rare indeed Chez WendyKnits) but every time I open the cupboard and see the piggie, I remember how incredibly beautiful a place Luxembourg was.
Here is a Google Image Search for Luxembourg. See what I mean?
This week’s book is another Inspector Banks mystery by Peter Robinson: Strange Affair.
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Lucy’s box (pictured in yesterday’s blog post) contains this printer. Lucy is still waiting for me to open the box, but in the meantime, she consented to pose for an artsy picture.
One More Thing
Go read my Sister In Miters Cara’s post today — food for thought!