Is Starshower the new Honey Cowl? Only time will tell (but it looks good).

Up Close and Personal

Dear Kay,
Cannot get enough of these krazy Caucasian sock thingies from Tbilisi. Mary Neal sent close-ups:
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She writes: “It looks like standard Fair isle technique with a healthy amount of duplicate stitching. The socks are remarkably unstretchy, even for Fair isle work.” Thanks for the speedy follow-up, Mary Neal–we’re not going to let ten time zones get the best of us. I’m thinking before long we may have an Executive Senior Fiber Arts Correspondent on our hands.
Getting ready for a Mexican hoedown tomorrow night, celebrating my writing friend Katie’s 40th birthday. Let us all raise a big cheesy frozen margarita in her honor. Wish you were here! Her mother’s coming to town from Massachusetts and is such a fiendish knitter that she’ll probably be doing an intarsia puppy in the back room. Or rooting around in my stash–“Hey wait a minute, missy! Powder room’s THAT way.”
Love,
Ann

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Ann, you readers may wonder why your Dad is suddenly taken with a knitting blog. I do too.
    You mentioned the Mexican party, what do Mexicans knit these days?Love Dad

  2. Dear Ann’s Dad, I hope you really are taken with our blog, and not just being Dutiful Dad (that would be way beyond the call of Dadly duty). It is really thrilling when we get a non-knitter tuning into our knitting-centered wave. We also crave male companionship (on our blog!! we have delightful male companionship, i.e., Hubbo and Hubby, respectfully, in non-blog life!!), and so far it’s just you and Brother-in-Law in terms of commenting male readers. We hold out very little hope of there being non-commenting male lurkers out there. Thanks for stopping by. Say hi to our friends over at the Tbilisi Sock Blog. Love, Kay
    P.S. Would I be very far off base if I had a mental picture of you as Fred MacMurray? Has Ann ever knit you anything? If so, make her take a picture of you in it.

  3. Kay–I think Dad thinks that email is like a telegram.

  4. ok…i have been struggling with sock knitting for about five months now. i have one half of a reggia sock knitted up in a yarn that does the fairisle for you. easy peasy right? wrong. these sock pictures have given me inspiration to get my socks finished. if only i could really multi task and knit while working….

  5. DEAR ANN’S DAD STOP THANKS READING BLOG STOP WE LOVE YOU STOP XOX STOP KAY STOP