Wish I had something to watch on teevee these days. JUST KIDDING! Must step away from the remote.
For those just tuning in, I started an Easel Sweater last weekend and have been ditching responsibilities ever since. The yarn is Lichen and Lace Worsted, which we had in the Shop until Wednesday. I’m sorry we’re out again, but as Oprah is my witness, I will not rest until we bring in some more. Kay is going to ride her bike up to Sackville, New Brunswick and stop in at Megan Ingman’s.
This yarn has a twinelike quality, almost like cotton despite the fact that it’s merino. This Pressed Flowers colorway is highly unpredictable, and maybe that’s why it’s so much fun to knit. It’s the ultimate in low-stakes drama.
The tail of yarn at the right indicates the splendid moment when I started Skein No. 2. I left behind the Purple Haze for a considerably more pixellated experience. I’m pretty sure it’s got a Morse Code message in there. (“COME TO CANADA” I THINK IT SAYS.)
My photos are not capturing the overall khaki cast to this whole piece. It’s really beautiful, shifting khaki to buff to pale mushroom. With a pile of crazy colors on top of it.
Upon finishing Skein No. 2 and completing the back of this Easel Sweater, it was time to begin the front.
I spent a while staring at the remaining four skeins of yarn. I saw that one of them had a fair dose of saturated color, similar to Skein No. 1, so I went with that because it would give a similar density of color to the bottom edge of the sweater.
(HA AS IF I COULD PREDICT ANYTHING ABOUT THIS YARN.)
Here’s what happened with Skein No. 3:
The Violet Aroma was replaced with a Golden Glow of Optimistic Yellow. Less pink in the mix. More orange.
(JUST LIKE I’D PLANNED IT. RIGHT ON IT’S ALL AWESOME.)
I can’t really express how fast I knit this. I’m out of my mind, really. And now, Skein No. 4 looms. This is where it gets interesting. This skein is the only one with more of the Sunrisey Golden Glow of Joy. But it also has a Rosy Sunset of Pinkyorange.
(IT’S ALL PART OF A GRAND PLAN. OF RANDOMNESS.)
(THAT I DO NOT UNDERSTAND.)
By the time you read this, I will probably know the answer to what Skein No. 4 will do. I will also know whether the Preds defeated the Penguins in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. These things are not unrelated. Stay tuned.
PS We’ll be in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend for the TNNA convention, on the prowl for yarns. Please say hi if you see us!
PSS Must-see YouTube: A premiere today! Kristy Glass, the knitting world’s roving reporter, talks with Gale Zucker, the photographer who makes handknits look magically perfect. (We were lucky to have her as photographer for our second book.) Love these two! Grab your knitting and settle in for a great conversation.