May 22, 2012
So, today is what I call Monday Plus One, and I did the random drawing. The winners of a copy of Wearwithall are Mary (whose email address starts with “goodmary”) and Angela (whose email address starts with “matangoconnor”). I’ve emailed the winners for their mailing addresses.
Congrats and enjoy, Mary and Angela! Everybody else, if you want to show these independent designers some love, you can buy the book here; you can also ask your LYS and your local library to carry it.
The State of Kay’s Knitting
The state of my knitting is strong. But so far, 2012 has been a weird year for knitting. I can sum it up in one word: Cowls. Or two words: Honey Cowl.
I have lost track of how many Honey Cowls I’ve made. Utter failure of knitting accountancy. I have just been cranking them out. Kind of OCD-ish, even for me. I was not handing them out to strangers, exactly, but I did leave a finished Honey Cowl in the seat-back pocket of my flight at the end of February from Nashville to New York. I blame Jack White.
JACK WHITE WAS SITTING TWO ROWS IN FRONT OF ME.
I was trying to stay cool, while giving off a subtle message of Sure I’m Old Enough To Be Your Mom But I Am Not Your Mom OK? Of course I kept knitting. I bound off one Honey Cowl, in Berrocco Ultra Alpaca, crammed it in the seat-back pocket (dum de dum dum), and cast on another Honey Cowl, in MadTosh DK. Not skipping a beat. Not suffering from any palpitations about JACK WHITE ON MY PLANE or anything. It took a few days for me to realize that my Honey Cowl inventory was one Honey Cowl short.
I am still telling people about Jack White being on my plane. It was like seeing Elvis. I tell you what: it was worth the sacrifice of a Honey Cowl. (He was en route to New York for his SNL performance. Most of the people on the plane, a middle-aged commuting bunch, had no clue. Just me and the flight attendant (who was nearly old enough to be MY mom but, like me, exceeded customary coolness-for-age quotients), and she was all “Mr. White” this and “Mr. White” that. He had lovely manners.)
So here are the last two, ready for blocking. Not really in a hurry seeing as how it’s MAY and my recipients will not be needing a wool cowl for a while. They are both Madtosh DK, 3 skeins (for extra plushness), in Grasshopper and Thunderstorm. I’m still going to add one more skein to my personal Honey Cowl, in Wheat. Because 2 skeins was just not doing it for me. But again, no rush.
Olive prefers the “Ellis Island” styling option. The youngest of Tevye the Terriye’s three daughters, she has run off with a German Shepherd to start a new life in America.
P.S. And also, dishrags: