Dreary. There’s no better word for the weather today.All this rain is good for something, at least: wisteria buds! It’s cold, though.
It was a good day to curl up with a new sock. This is Susan Lawrence’s Sixth Sense pattern from the Six Sox Knitalong. I joined up a while back, promptly forgot about it, and then this interesting pattern started to show up in knitblogland. I’m looking forward to working the short-row garter stitch heel.
The yarn is Fleece Artist Merino in a colorway called “Paris Dream.” It’s a good Project Spectrum color, too! I was going to work the hemmed cuff that was called for, but I messed up, so I just did the alternate cuff instead. I was in a hurry, I guess. I’m happy with it, and it will probably fit me better than the other cuff anyway.

Well, that’s about it for the knitting. I’ve been so busy at work that I haven’t had the energy to knit much in the evening. Tonight I’m going to work on the cotton clapotis scarf, and I hope to have it done by the end of the weekend. I’d better finish it, since I’m taking it to Chicago on the 12th!
So am I going to miss out on the Yarn of My Dreams because I can’t go to the Sheep and Wool Festival? Will I mope through the weekend because I’ll be missing all the fun? I had a booth there for many years, by myself and with Moonflower Studios. I’ve seen it all, even though I haven’t been in a long time. The weather, the crowds, the intensity — they lure and repel in the same motion. I’m having pangs of nostalgia, nothing more. No, I think I am content to wait until Rhinebeck, when our gang of girls will have a slumber party, and we’ll stroll the aisles, and we’ll laugh and have adventures. Oh, and we’ll shop for yarn and fiber, too!

8 thoughts on “Wisterious

  1. I had wondered if you might be coming but since you didn’t mention it I sadly surmised that you wouldn’t.I’m mighty sorry for that because Rhinebeck always falls on an important anniversary so unless I can convince BD to spend that day in New York one year, I doubt I’ll ever get to it.How I shall miss you this year – but happily, the retreat is in NY this fall. Much easier for you to get to, no?


  2. Hon,Guess I’ll have to count down the months until I see you at Rhinebeck &, I hope, at the Retreat.Sorry to hear that we won’t be able to hang out w/you at MD.Will be thinking of you this week-end.XOXO


  3. I think that one day I’d love to meet you – and sit on your deck under the wisteria and knit. Your newest socks are beautiful.You have such a grand way with words – I totally get it about the huge fiber shows that lure and repel all at once. Sweet dreams of Rhinebeck 🙂


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