Today was a warm, wonderful return to the knitting studio at Summit Yarn. There were lots of visitors, lots of funny stories and belly-jiggling laughter. I seem to have a way of getting myself into situations; situations which I share only with a very few people…who listen patiently, laugh, remind me to check the baggage and watch it go away on the conveyor belt of karma and then they pat me on the back and nod Knowingly. God Bless those friends…they are the reason for any sanity I still possess.
That said, Martha was first through the door with her dog, Jaddu. Interestingly, she had completed a hat using an Estonian stitch related to the Faux Entrelac stitch I learned at Vogue Knitting LIVE. The stitch gives a really great look to handpainted yarn, is stretchy and the edge is very interesting. Here are two photos:
Next through the door, because we had a date to contemplate Chanel Jackets, was Suzy. We got to look at a few but there’s still more before this design idea will gel. Here are photos of out favorite:
Meanwhile, three members of the January Summit Sock Club came in with all their projects and their socks-in-process. Donna Arnold has completed two pattern repeats on her High Seas lace stole, designed by Kieran Foley, and it is lovely. Have a look:
Kathy is most of the way through the first square of the Arsenic & Old Lace Afghan. I love how this looks in winter white 100% wool. This is so classic and fits with just about any decor. It also makes a wonderful wedding gift.
Donna and Jamie have both finished the first sock of a pair in Cookie A.’s “Monkey”.
I have been working on a multitude of things, among them a sample using the new Marion Foale yarn in her pattern for the Luch scarf. I also got the Lucy Shawl on needles today — but that is just for me. I am using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Blue Faced Leicester Sport in two colors: Blackbird and Deep Unrelenting Grey. Here are pics:
While we were all happily knitting and chatting, my son, brave soul that he is decided to take it upon himself to teach my husband how to ski. I did not see or hear from them until 6pm. It was nice to sit in the studio after hours and do what I please for awhile, but also worrisome. My husband has a tendency to crash…and burn. Well, all things went well and they had a great time! Here is a photo of my dear son looking like a ski-ninja:
Take care and thanks again for your readership! This blog is doing very well and we have had already over 7000 views this month. Please spread the word AND let me know your own reactions and stories. I love to hear from you, whever you may be in this world! Sincerely and with loads of love, Mary Ellen/aka TheHumanLoom and Summit Yarn Studio