Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Joy of Blogging

It's me, Joy, taking time from my knitting to post for the first time. The season has hit me hard - I've started three new projects since Sunday. I am three inches into a Dale of Norway Baby Ull traditional fairisle sweater for my expected grandson. It was my first time knitting with a US0 needle, but what a pleasure - the yarn and the rhythm of fairisle in the round. Second, after receiving new Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran and DK and Aran tweed at the shop we had to move merchanise around, of course. It was the summer cotton that caught my eye for a table runner shown in the summer Jo Sharp 2 magazine. It looks woven and that's what I liked. Why don't I just spend a little time working on my weaving - since I have recently acquired not one, but two looms! Anyway, my third project which I've justified as a "shop project" (definition: something of interest to customers and useful to have knit up as an example) is a Wagtail Lace and Pearls shawl. Three reasons for this: 1.) I paid the Wagtail bill and it was a significant $$ so selling the yarn would be a good thing. 2.) the yarn, a tightly twisted mohair that has a sheen rather than bloom, comes in rich saturated colors from our friends in Australia and I have yet to knit any of it. 3.) The pattern is an Barbara Walker stitch pattern Roman Rows and I've been drooling over her first book all week!

For my next post I'll try photos of the above gems.

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