Dear Ann, Wow. Wow. Wow. Your India Instagrams of sissy's wedding are thrilling. The vibrancy of color and texture make my white Leaves of Grass shawl feel pasty by comparison. But hey, I'm a pasty person. All my people are pasty. Pasty is as pasty does. My point, and I do have one: everybody go follow @annshayne on Instagram. The hashtags #sagarmeadorwedding and #Bangalorewedding are also excellent. Here, I find myself at round 25 of the 32 rounds of Chart D. The first repeat, that is. I will be needing one more go of Chart D before I can break the yarn and start the knitted-on pointy edging. I think I may have to work 580 rows of pointy edging. I'm not reading ahead that far, in hopes that it will only be in the high 400s. Just because I've been knitting a lot of garments lately does not mean that modular-construction blankets are ever far from my thoughts. This one popped up on Instagram (source of all inspiration and temptation for me these days) and I need to make sure everybody knows about it. This is just one of the many possible arrangements of squares in Grace Akhrem's Triangles, Diamonds & Squares, Oh My!. Go on, click the link and look at the possibilities. After I shrieked like a cheerleader about it on all my social media platforms, Grace kindly sent me the pattern, and now TDSOM! is the Promised Land that awaits, when the last T-pin is stuck into my Leaves of Grass shawl. Hopefully this weekend? Hahahahahahahahahaha.
Another dangling carrot that is not to be missed is Julie Bjugan's indigo dyeing workshop in North Carolina. Amazing hand dyed yarns, many using Shibori techniques, and these intriguing alpaca-wrapped bangles, suitable for Bangalore weddings and, I hope, the C train. Have a look.
April 24, 2014
Dear Ann, Wow. Wow. Wow. Your India Instagrams of sissy’s wedding are thrilling. The vibrancy of color and texture make…