A quick hello because I mostly want to get back to the backyard, where the fledgling owl flight training sessions are proving to be a great binge-watch for the long weekend. You can see a couple of their efforts on my Instagram feed here.
Here’s what kept me equally enthralled: Dianna Walla’s Leif Cowl, from MDK Field Guide No. 3: Wild Yarns.
(Everybody give Dianna a big congratulations on finishing her thesis! Huge! She’s going for an MPhil in theoretical linguistics! I wonder what it’s about! Does it have to do with the creation of Fair Isle cowl patterns?)
This Spincycle Dyed in the Wool continues to amuse and amaze. My hat’s off to Rachel Price and Kate Burge, the proprietors of Spincycle.
The Leif Cowl is off blocking at this point (in the Sensitive Compartmented Knitting Facility, aka a room with a door so that Kermit can’t come in and sit on my damp cowl).
You can see the Before situation here: kind of warbly.
I’ve knit enough Fair Isle at this point to know that this will all sort itself out in the blocking. Still, it’s an act of faith to see all this knitting looking so lumpy.
I’ll post the After once it’s dry.
We’ve been lobbing out kits for this project at a heartening rate. You can see the color options here. I like to think of all the knitters blowing a weekend watching yarn turn different colors. Between this and watching owls figure out their wings, it’s been a good weekend.