Hello! We are blurry. Sorry about that. I forget which friend took this photo at the Bloomingdale Museum
reception, but it's possible that she had some wine.
A big shout out to my peeps I saw this weekend. The Midwest Fiber and Folk Festival
was fun, I bought luscious wool/bamboo yarn to test dye (have had a lot of requests for worsted weight) so we'll see about that. Compared to last year, I really found the new location difficult to navigate. (I was only there for 2 hours and I had a kid and a stroller, so I know I wasn't the usual demographic of attendee.) I would love to hear comments from those of you who went--what did you think? What did you buy? What did I miss?
And the Bloomingdale reception was wonderful, as always. They really put some lovely refreshments and there was even a cute musician! If you are in the area you must see this show. (I'm not saying so just because I'm biased. I mean, how often do you get a chance to see Quilt National
So, the summer is half over and I have been remiss with my knitting updates. This has been a summer full of knitting, so there is a lot to report. Settle in with a cuppa.....
When we last left our knitting heroine this spring, she finished a couple of sweaters that she really loved. Especially the periwinkle one
, which was hard to top. You know that awful letdown after the Perfect Project? The search for another great project? One with great yarn, great stitch, not to much of this, not too much of that......
Much swatching ensued.
Lots and Lots of Swatches.
**Pacing and gnashing of teeth**
Sleeves disguised as swatches.
Fronts disguised as swatches.
Not to mention the socks, which came and went, flying off the needles while our knitter searched for her perfect sweater.
Finally, something stuck. (Rowan #41, Selda.) Knitting ensued. In spite of gauge issues and the fiddly situation of fitting side shaping into a lace pattern, our knitter was reasonably happy.
Then, a new pattern
came along. The kind of pattern you Must. Cast. On. Right. Away.
Knitting ensued. Furious, glorious knitting. Knitting in the Zone Knitting. Our knitter got her groove back.
Coming soon: Finished Objects.
(For information on any of the above patterns, ask me in the comments and I will answer in the comments, or see my project section over on Ravelry.)