Flood + Shelter
August 12, 2011
I’m spending a shocking amount of time poking around looking for my next thing to knit. Really, couldn’t you just spend all your time in anticipation of knitting?
I just want to observe here that Jared Flood’s yarn, Shelter, is the only yarn I’ve ever seen that I would like to own in every single color.
Glorious! I’m crazy for it!
It comes from here online.
Here’s how this American-made yarn is created. You know me–I love a factory tour.
And Jared’s patterns are as ever, delicious to contemplate. His latest project, Wool People, Vol. 1, brings together great patterns from a variety of designers. What I especially like about these patterns is that they don’t have that wackadoodle look that sometimes happens with knitted garments and accessories. Maybe it’s just me, but knitting that hovers under the radar can sometimes be the most fun. Not everybody needs to be able to identify that you are wearing five handknits at the same time. It’s nice to wear the occasional handknit that is subtle, that is your own private little triumph.
You can’t really skid off the blacktop when you’re working with a yarn like this. Everything looks beautiful, period.
I love it all. I mean: how great to see all this energy and talent. (And no, I haven’t had the chance to meet Jared, and he hasn’t paid me!) (Happy to be paid off, of course.) (Can’t be bought, but can be rented.) (Paypal works great.) (No Euros at the moment, pls.)