Magazine Launch and other sundries
I went to the Knitting Tree today for the launch of the 2nd issue of Knit Circus, a locally produced magazine. It was a small gathering but worth the ride for the lovely colors and textures gracing the walls along with my first peek at the fun little indie magazine. I was excited to see Susan B. Anderson was interviewed, she aluded to a third book coming out about knitted toys - yay!
I also received some yarn from a Ravelry swap today - it was lost in the mail for several days, so I had been losing faith and then voila - it appeared. whew! And it's breathtaking...
Wollmeise Suzanne in the Wild Thing yarn.
The motive behind the dye technique applied is to create pooling - I'm kind of anti-pool but then I've been seeing other peoples' socks - it could be a good thing.
Fudgesicle Suri, oatmeal, thatch, peat, lobster, apple, wine, thistle Felted Tweed
Lastly, I think I have gathered nearly all of the pieces of my Fiddlehead Mitten puzzle. I think I will actually put off this project until I feel more savvy at stranding, but my parts are coming together. Except I think I will get some orangey-ginger Rowan Felted Tweed - that purpley blue doesn't flow for me - one of these things is not like the other... (A gorgeous pair made with the Felted Tweed from the flickr group is found here.) The Blue Sky Alpacas Suri - is dreamy like Kidsilk Haze - the fact it is named Fudgesicle is not lost on me. I hope to be wearing these mitts next fall...and for the record Susie, I also had to order my yarn from three places once I broke down in retrospect and ordered the Ginger. doh! :)
btw - check out check out the Double Dutch pattern here. I happened upon it when I saw pictures on flickr of Jared Flood from Brooklyn Tweed's humble beginnings. He is just a genious, huh?
And after being down on Noro Sock yarn - look at this pretty pattern by Knitzi. The Jenny Wren sock is quite possibly the perfect fit for this yarn. Not so perfect I would frog mine or anything *grin*, but if you want to try it, this could be a winner. I like the rich colorway the designer chose too.