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KnitBot Essentials by Hannah Fettig We are giving away a copy of the book signed by Hannah Fettig and Pam Allen!
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The folks at Quince & Co have created a line of thoughtfully conceived yarns spun from American wool or sourced from earth friendly overseas suppliers. Their newest addition are colors in Sparrow, 100% organic linen, grown in Belgium. Still the same lovely hand and drape. Perfect in all Sparrow patterns. See Sparrow and all the beautiful Quince yarns at www.quinceandco.com
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Last week I mentioned that the Rose breasted Grosbeaks are back and also the White Throated Sparrow! The song of the White Throated Sparrow is so fleeting. These must migrate through here all at the same time. The Grosbeaks are still here but less frequent at the feeder. The males are so striking and then there are the subtle…I won’t say homely, females who look like sparrows on steroids.
Franklin the Wild Turkey update: We have erected a barricade ala Les Mis Act II that keeps his pecking down to a tolerable level. One of the female turkeys had an encounter with a fox this week. She was rattled but fine.
|Franklin, in all his glory, pecking at the window.|
Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.
Finished: Breezy by Hannah Fettig Quince & Co Tern Boothbay Blue. The key to sweaters for me is to use a lighter weight yarn. LOVE LOVE LOVE this sweater! April 15th finished May 8 from start to finish.
|Breezy by Hannah Fettig. A GREAT Sweater!|
|Ribbing Detail. My only modification|
What I learned on Breezy:
1) Corraling sweater while knitting sleeve…used project bag. “Thank you, Thing.” The Addams Family. Only 2 seasons! 64 episodes. 1964-1966 Now I know there is a movie version also.
|"Thank you, Thing."|
2) Top down sweater often have holes where the sleeves join the body. Used Charlene Schurch’s sock gusset trick, one of the most useful tips ever and quite possibly the reason I now enjoy knitting socks. Who would think you could use this on a sweater? Little Box of Socks by Charlene Schurch. Now in e-book format!
3) The Russian Join is a way of joining two skeins of yarn so that you don’t have to weave in the ends later. Thank you, Jessica, of Knitting Brooklyn Podcast, for piquing my interest in this technique.
- Most of your ends are dealt with as you knit rather than as part of the finishing.
- Can use with unfeltable fibers, including superwash.
- Finished product looks very tidy.
- Do it anytime you foresee a new skein coming up.
- Slight thickening where you overlap strands
- Need a sewing needle to do it
- Takes a little time and you might not want to stop knitting.
Skyp Ribbed Socks by Adrienne Ku
|I used the heel slip stitch pattern on the bottom of the foot for reinforcement.|
The Blethering Room
Baby Shower: Knock it out of the ballpark with McHenry Puppy and McHenry Hat by Susan B Anderson Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts 2011 and $5.50 individual pattern. e-mag is $7.49 from Interweave.
Black Squirrels! More on this next week. Olney IL is the Home of the White Squirrel
|Cute baby! Love those arms and cheeks! And how about that hair!|
Falling back in Love with Whisper: My Whisper
I am thinking of doing Featherweight by Hannah Fettig in Quince & Co Sparrow 100% Organic Linen/168 yds [155m] / 50g/ 6 sts /inch on size US 3 needlesCeltic Cross Pipes and Drums
Sparrow is a plain little yarn, beautiful in its simplicity. Its clean, smooth hand is crisp as you knit it. But after washing and wearing it becomes handkerchief soft.
Spun from organic linen grown in Belgium. $8.90 / skein
In the Piping Circle
Competition Season starts May 19 at the St. Andrew’s Highland Games in Springfield/Chatham ILRomanesca Cheryl Ann Fulton The Once and Future Harp www.magnatune.com
We have new bag covers and cords for our pipes.
We have new bag covers and cords for our pipes.
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