You know how it is when you need to knit just a little something? You search your patterns and your books, hoping to find the perfect combination — yarn from your stash, and instant gratification. You want a surprise, of sorts, but what you really want to do is knit something clever and satisfying.
(left over from my Tilting Block scarf)
Less than one ball used
Needles: US 7 DPN’s
Time to knit: in the blink of an eye
I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy a couple of months ago, and I’ve read it at least twice. I’ve had to be content with the grainy photograph reproductions, and whatever else an uncorrected proof contains (typos and such), but I’ve been having a blast.
I can’t begin to offer a review, or any sort of unbiased opinion. I am totally biased. Completely, unabashedly, and sincerely. I’m already a huge fan of Clara and many of the designers she recruited to work on this book, and a new fan of all the designers I wasn’t familiar with. And folks, Clara knows yarn. That’s what this is all about, after all.
On Sunday morning, when I got that itch to knit a little something, I pulled out the yarn I’d spun a few weeks ago and cast on a new pair. Before long I was done, so I decided to start a matching scarf.
2 ply, approx. worsted weight, Silver Fox colorway
Needles: US 7 DPN’s
Time to knit: in a heartbeat
This pattern is quite clever, and very satisfying. I adore both pairs, and they’ll be getting a lot of use this winter. I plan on working my way through the rest of the book, which is filled with clever and satisfying patterns. I can’t wait to get my hands on a finished copy!
Every time I turn around these days, there’s something else going on, something I need to do, or something I’m looking forward to doing. I spent last week returning to reality at work, and getting a little cold to spite myself. Mitt-knitting on Sunday was quite therapeutic, and now that this week has reached the halfway point I’m feeling better. I’m somewhat reorganized at work, and I might even be able to make it to Knitting Circle tomorrow.
On the horizon: Rhinebeck Weekend with Judy and the Fabulous R’s — it’s a tradition. A quick visit with my mom, if I can swing it. The Knitter’s Review Retreat. Before long, it will be Thanksgiving, and then Christmas! I’m not in a big hurry or anything, but is this year going by in a flash, or what?
Edit/P.S. Clara kindly gave me permission to show my mitts!