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Thursday, November 23, 2006

MG: here and there

i spent a few lovely days in Seattle two weekends ago (friend's wedding). i had hoped to visit Weaving Works for their spinning goodies and wall of Koigu or The Fiber Gallery for their earth-friendly yarns, but i didn't manage. i did drop into the yarn shop of the neighborhood where i stayed. the people at So Much Yarn were very friendly, and i was happy to carry away some sock yarns to knit into Seattle memories.

i found some Regia in a crisp, cheery, spring-time green; apple green; or granny smith apples and cream--apple sherbet. socks already begun above; socks already named. sound transit (we enjoyed the Seattle public transit system). i also took home a skein of Claudia Hand Painted in blue and blue and blue. blues for the rain. blues for the sound, the lakes. hubby claimed this yarn. wonder if i can squeeze a pair of short house socks out of this one skein for his bigger-than-mine feet?

sock-knitting kept me company on the plane and in the airport. lots of friendly, happy questions about what i was making. i even explained to a girl--10 years old or so?--next to me how magic loop works! her "ohhh!" at the moment of comprehension was extremely satisfying.

my Rowanspun 4-ply looks more like a sweater now, well... like a vest. provisional cast-on for the sleeves. yoke complete. must rip back though. the neck opening is asymmetrical b/c selvedge stitch tensions were different on each side. also, i'd like to make the neck deeper.

and... some slow-as-a-snail spinning. i've been working on this for more than a month... almost 4 ounces on that bobbin. it's a combination of a thin yarn with a girl who is slow at everything she does. still, i love it so.

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hi Molly! your request for a Fawkes Footlet pattern made me feel warm and fuzzy, but my version is so close to the Interweave Footlets that i wouldn't feel right about disseminating my own pattern. how about i chart out the lace i used (just a simple eyelet pattern) and promise to share notes about my future footies? thanks for appreciating Fawkes. :)

hope you are all well.


  1. sound transit looks cheery. I haven't seen a sock with pattern on the side yet. Very unique. Your 4 ply is really fitting you well..:) Can't wait to see the FO.

  2. I envy that. I am only just venturing into socks...

  3. Wow, the 4ply sweater is going to be gorgeous on you!

  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! The handpainted yarn is beautiful! Can't wait to see it knit up!

  5. oh that bobbin does look lovely.

    and nice sweater, um vest. it looks simple and sweet.