Yarns about Yarn

My "Other Best Male Friend" (hereafter "OBMF") gave me the nickname of "Contessa." I have something in common with one countess -- the Countess of Nerole. She and I both favor the scent of orange blossoms. At one masquerade my OBMF threw, I went as the Comtesse des Feuilles (she was better known as Jane Austen's cousin). Finally, in a novel I wrote, which has yet to be published, the protagonist is also a countess. Hence, my choice of the name, "Knitting Countess."

I have been knitting since I was 20, and I am even designing. Don't look for my designs in INTERWEAVE just yet, however.

The “Pavonia Shawl,” one of Susanna IC's designs, is completed in time for FO Friday. A few weeks ago, my firstborn presented me with a black and turquoise Zauberball and said, “Make something with it.” You see the result. I think it turned out quite well.

I have been known to find myself knit-faced…

I have been known to find myself knit-faced…

TOP: Almost done with the Pavonia Shawl. Just a few more short rows and the bind off, then blocking, and my first-born has her new shawl!

BOTTOM: Still working on the “Salter Path" Shawl. Haven’t done all that much on the lace section.

isittimetoknit:

librarylinknj:

Would you look at these lovely ladies all making something beautiful & functional together at @planolibrary? #tw #makerculture is everywhere & it’s intergenerational. OP below: —- Learning to crochet at #novelknitters at #haggardlibrary #planolibrary #plano #planotx #knitting #crochet

Whoa this is where I live! How awesome!

Some years back, a distinguished looking man from an African nation came into my friend’s yarn store in Boston. After admiring not just her yarn, but the spinning wheels and looms she had on display, he told her that he was hoping to bring crafts back to his country. I hope he succeeded.

isittimetoknit:

librarylinknj:

Would you look at these lovely ladies all making something beautiful & functional together at @planolibrary? #tw #makerculture is everywhere & it’s intergenerational. OP below: —- Learning to crochet at #novelknitters at #haggardlibrary #planolibrary #plano #planotx #knitting #crochet

Whoa this is where I live! How awesome!

Some years back, a distinguished looking man from an African nation came into my friend’s yarn store in Boston. After admiring not just her yarn, but the spinning wheels and looms she had on display, he told her that he was hoping to bring crafts back to his country. I hope he succeeded.

(via madamedefargeknits)

Don’t know about the rest of you, but I LOVE sets!

TOP: Caireen Shawl and Beret, Trenza Mitts, all items designed by Susanna IC; yarn is by Malabrigo in the “Vaa” colorway — Arroyo (a sport weight) for the shawl and hat and Mecha (a single-ply bulky weight) for the mitts. The color looks rather indistinct in the picture, but it is really a very deep, rich green.

BOTTOM: Alana Dakos designed the hat (she calls it a “cloche”; I think it is more of a “toque”) and mitts and inspired the scarf. I appropriated her oak leaf motif and incorporated it into a “Seaman’s Scarf” (Myrna Stahman popularized these). I used Madeline Tosh yarn in the “terra” colorway (a kind of “orangey” rust) for all three items. Tosh Chunky was used for the scarf; Tosh Vintage was used for the “Oak Trail” hat; and Pashmina was used for the “Oak Grove Mitts.”

gillvar:

pinktardis98:

I spend more time looking at knitting patterns than I do knitting

Me, too!

Easy to do!

Maybe knitting will make him stop yelling all his lines. Also: gun cozy FTW!

Maybe knitting will make him stop yelling all his lines. Also: gun cozy FTW!

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