This is mostly a knitting blog. Sometimes pictures of things I've made, sometimes not. I'm a guy who knits, I usually attend a men's stitch 'n' bitch on Monday nights, and I prefer natural fibres to artificial ones. I have a love-hate relationship with bamboo yarns: I love what they can do and how they look, I hate how they are made. I've been knitting since about 2003, though I really didn't get into it until 2005, while convelescing with a broken leg. I must have discovered something good, 'cause I'm still knitting years later.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Red Line Yarn Crawl

I haven't had much time to blog recently, because I've been knitting so damn much!

Right. And if you believe that, I've got a bridge to sell you.

I've had some set backs in the Ameeta scarves I'm making in Malabrigo Rios. The purple one is coming along quite nicely, but the teal one, well, I think I skipped a row about six inches back, and I've turned the RS into the WS and the WS into the RS. Not good. Not good, at all. So I need to frog that. I've put them aside for the nonce, since I do not like contemplating ripping out six inches of knitting. I might need a glass of wine for that one. I have finished a striped scarf in Noro Kama, and I like it. After I've sewn in the ends I'll post a picture of it. Plus, the fibres can't be beat: 26% wool, 25% alpaca, 25% silk, 12% cashmere, and 12% angora. It really is the softest Noro I've ever encountered, and there were only two knots in four skeins! I think that might be something of a record for Noro.

I made it to the Red Line Yarn Crawl yesterday, and hit Mind's Eye Yarns and Stitch House. Windsor Button Shop wasn't sure if they'd still be open for the Crawl, since they will soon be closing their doors, apparently forever. Which really sucks. But I made it to the two stores that were participating and got some yarn at both of them. More Noro Silk Garden to make yet another striped scarf (I know, I keep saying I am not going to make any more of them, but the colours are so enticing!), and some Rowan Pure Life yarn, in Black Welsh, which is a brilliant coffee brown. I'm thinking a sweater.

I have been perusing Ravelry and looking at shawl patterns. With the Neighborhood Fiber yarns I got in Pennsylvania, I am thinking stripy shawls.  I will need to get one more skein in order to make thre shawls, but I will probably call Forever Yarn and see if Yan has the colour I need, or if she can get it.

This is the shawl I'd like to make with the Neighborhood Fiber.
Ravelry information can be found here:

I've got some busy times ahead of me, what with knitting, frogging, re-knitting. It's a wonder a body has time to go shopping for yarn!

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