Our blog’s meltdown on Thursday was quite dramatic, wasn’t it? It was the longest outage since we’ve been doing this, and a total surprise. We’ve been told it was the carburetor. Who knows? Triple A took its time picking us up by the side of the road, but we are back up, and patched up. Thanks to everybody for sticking around.
I’ve been coping with life, and the complicated knitting in my life, by starting a new project that I think has great potential, both for self-soothing and for autumn fashion flair. Get a load of:
Lori was inspired by Cecilia Campochiaro’s Sequence Knitting, a mind-blowingly inventive book about the power of simple repeating patterns to create gorgeous textured fabrics. There is something irresistible about these stacked stripes, alternating in columns of wrong-side and right-side garter stitch.
Sequences has an unusual shape, narrow at one end and wide at the other, and it comes in two sizes, a generous scarf (pictured) and an even more generous wrap.
But, knitted up in these narrow stripes…not enough contrast? (I should have taken a black and white photo first, I know.)
A little more Plucky foraging (woe is me), and I came up with Plan B. Enter contrast!
If I can get away from the keyboard for an hour this weekend, Plan B will get underway. If I can get away for another hour, I will sally forth on the New York City Yarn Crawl. Every year the shops think of more fun things. Highly recommended–stretch your legs!