Today I completed all five swatches for a baby blanket project…in order to find just the right gauge. Pediboo works up beautifully, washes without any issues and has soft drape after laundering that no other otherwise comparable yarn possesses. When I am not knitting it as socks, my next favorite needle size is a US5 (3.75mm) which gives a wonderful gauge and great stitch definition. I also discovered that Pediboo held doubled and worked on US10 needles gives perfect bulky gauge and beautiful fabric. Here are the photos from today:
Just in today from Great Adirondack Yarn Company are four remaining skeins of Sierra (Suzy has already purchased two skeins…1200 yards) in the color: Baroque; 100% Alpaca. It is just beautiful…also arrived, more alpaca in sport weight from Frog Tree Yarns in beautiful natural colors. Here is a photo:
Lisa has five skeins of Pediboo waiting for her to make a sweater, three skeins of Ultimate cashmere bulky but is picking up her son from the airport…he is just in from Leeds, England for a visit! Have a great time guys and welcome home Mark…you are missed!
As for me, we are off to the movies tonight…Super Eight I think. Will let you know. Quidam, the Cirque du Soleil production at the Arena in Wilkes Barre was spectacular…on every level. The costuming and make-up are unmatched, as is the talent. What gets to me most are the emotions these shows drag out of my heart…it is at moments challenging emotionally to keep up with everything going on…but worth it. If you can get there, even by yourself, GO! You will thank me later.
Here are the Pediboo before and after usage pictures…even though I am still creating samples from what is left…look at how much yarn I went through in just six weeks:
Here is a photo of Brian at his tennis lesson yesterday:
It poured rain here today with glorious thunder and brilliant lightning:
and your daily dose of cuteness including BOTH the brothers Sputnik today:
And that, my friends, as they say, is that for today. Have a lovely weekend, come see me tomorrow if you can (open 10:15 to 2 pm with class from 10:15 till noon), and get your knit on!
with love, light and laughter always,
Mary Ellen and Summit Yarn