First of all, if you haven’t read “RibbonQuest 2017” from new MDK contributor DG Strong, please scamper over there to enjoy it.
It’ll give you strength for whatever knitting journey you’re on. Truly.
I’m heartened to hear from somebody who can get a full-throttled, single-minded knitting fever going. And sustain it for 16 months. It makes me feel less weird about knitting the same sweater three times in a row.
Maybe these look exactly the same to you, and yes, maybe they are all Sue McCain’s Easel Sweater from Field Guide No. 3. But to me, I’ve got 21 Inuit words for the uniqueness of each of these sweaters. They look nothing alike, really.
See the sworgly parts?
This yarn relieves a knitter from worrying much about dye lots and conformity. That’s putting it mildly. You just go.
Lichen and Lace Superwash Worsted is the game changer here. That’s Marsh Lily on the left, Pressed Flowers on the right.
We just received a new harvest of the yarn that spawned this Easel Sweater mania, and my first thought was I think I need a sweater of that.
Yes, Megan Ingman strikes again, with a brand-new delivery of Lichen and Lace Worsted Superwash. She calls this shade Wild Flowers. Which is not the same as Wildflowers. I’m sure there’s a reason for this, probably having to do with the Canadian language or something.
The greens are all over the place. There’s red and purple and gold in there. It’s just great. I’ve got no idea how this is going to look knitted up, but by golly I’m game to find out.
At this point, if you haven’t yet sipped from the cup of Lichen and Lace, this Wild Flowers color would be a decent place to start.
I think a person wanting to take it slow might try out this yarn for a Colorwash Scarf, Kirsten Kapur’s swishy swash from Field Guide No. 3 that would be nice in this worsted weight yarn. The pattern calls for fingering weight, but if you up the needle to a size 9 or 10, four skeins of this worsted weight yarn would work up into a really pretty thing with nice warmth for the coming ice age. Or whatever weather extreme is next.
We have a tiny bit of Marsh Lily left, as well as this new Wild Flowers in the Shop. A crazy person would make a log cabin blanket out of these two shades. I don’t think I’m crazy. But I am curious.
If you’ve been experimenting with your Lichen and Lace yarn, and feel like some show and tell, there’s a topic over in the Lounge, “Lichen and Lace Yarns.” So curious to see what happens with this lovely stuff.