I really don’t want to talk about the weather. It’s Canada. It’s winter. ‘Nuff said. So instead, I’ll just write about a few little things.
1) Remember the orange sweater for which I’d knitted the color work yoke? Well, it’s off. I didn’t love it and it seemed like a terrible lot of stockinette for very little pay off. I’ve chosen another pattern which I think will keep me interested. I have a lot of this yarn. It’s first incarnation was my eyelet throw which occupied an honored place on my progress bars for what seems an eternity. Eyelet no more.
2) Just in time to warm up a dreary winter afternoon, this arrived!
I’ve recently discovered Quince & Co. (thank you, Lesley) and have fallen in love with all of their yarns (and most of their patterns), some of which will be in stock at Rosehaven within the next week or two. I ordered this skein as a ‘sneak peak’ so I could knit up a prototype of the little item we’ll be demo-ing at the spring CreativFest. It’s so lovely, this yarn. Like most linen, it is very crisp when first worked but it softens up with the warmth of your hands and actually develops a little halo. Divine.
3) I had no idea that Mags Kandis, author of “Gifted” and “Folk Style”, lives right here in Prince Edward County! She’s been a favorite designer of mine for a long, long time and now I find she’s been right under my nose. Who knew? If I hang around the streets of Picton and stalk her, I may actually get to meet her! I am toying with the idea of knitting her Modern Quilt Wrap as my project for the Ravellenic Games which casts-on during the Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremonies. That is, if I can find the yarn.
4) I’ve started the designs for the spring bags and kits. I have a nifty idea which I think will modernize and simplify them. I’m having a good time on-line fabric shopping; our local fabric stores are a constant source of disappointment to me. More on that later; I don’t think I’ll have anything concrete before I leave for New Orleans.
Well, that’s all the news that’s fit to print! Have a lovely day