All summer I’ve had some tube socks on the go for my 4 year old. This is leftover yarn. Or yarn that was intended for something else. Or perhaps it was yarn that got used and frogged. I honestly can’t remember. But now it’s tube socks. Because yarn is good at eventually telling you what it wants to be.
Sorry for the missed weeks and the delayed posts. It’s summer, which means a lot of the crafting I’ve been doing is for the “joy” of crafting with my children, not so much stuff that I want to show off, and not so much my choice of project.
But have you seen the Wonder Woman Shawl?! OMG! I love it. I’m up to the second W.
We headed up over the hill in to the Santa Ynez Valley the other weekend. Sadly, no wine tasting (though I prefer Paso Robles for that anyway). Our destination was the La Purisima Mission for some mild re-enactment of the “days of yore.”
They were supposed to have sheep shearing! Unfortunately, according to the docent at the Visitor Center, they couldn’t find the sheep. Uh…
At any rate, we did get a chance to feel some un-treated wool and even to try some carding. That was hard work!
And then we went inside the cool adobe buildings to see a giant loom and spinning wheel.
Definitely worth a trip to the past!
On the way out, of course I had to stop in La Tienda. I may not be much of a shopper, but it’s like “pouring one out” for my mother.
As mentioned previously, I am an Eastern European style knitter. I both knit and purl through the back loop, it’s the leading leg. Here is a quick video of me doing the knit-front-and-back (kfb) increase.
This video first appeared on a 4/7/2017 comment on Ravelry when someone said they “knit weird.”
A bit over a year ago, I won some Yarn Pop Bags on a Facebook giveaway they held. I’d admired these bags for awhile. Made in the USA, they have some really nice features, like a light interior so you can see into the bag, big zippers that don’t get kinked, and really fun fabrics. I was thrilled to receive my bags (they no longer have the blue design on mine).
So when they put a call out on Instagram to see if anyone would like to do a fun video or two showcasing what we use the bags for, I thought, “Cool! A bit of cross promotion and I get to see if videos are a place I want to be.”
Here are some of the unedited videos. I’ll put the final edit that Yarn Pop made in another post.
But I’ve seen some really gorgeous multi-color ones. Almost like gradients (BTW – did you see that Knitpicks has some new gradient sock yarn?). And I loved them. And I want my own. So I bought some mini-skeins at the Fiber Frolic, grabbed some Wilton Dye, and heated up the pot in my kitchen. The colors aren’t perfect, but I’m pretty happy and am looking forward to them drying so I can knit another scowl.