My husband was up and dressed yesterday, reading a book. I’ll take him some New Yorkers today – we’ve fallen far behind. He’s still on oxygen and antibiotics.
And – another FO!
I spent the evening finishing them off, and establishing an Arne&Carlos gent’s sized sock on the needles – I’ve got to have something to carry about with me, and it works best if whatever-it-is has already been cast on. It’s too soon to exclaim in delight. Maybe after today’s hospital visit.
The Winter VK turned up yesterday, a delightful surprise.
This is the issue heavily tilted towards Bohus. There’s nothing to tempt me very seriously, but I like No. 2, where the Bohus element has been transferred to the sleeves; No 12, a feather-and-fan sleeveless vest on which the chevrons invert themselves a couple of times; and 21, another sleeveless vest, buttoned this time, in a huge yarn and a traditional Fair Isle pattern.
I must take a close look at the pattern for No. 12, to see how that inversion is achieved. And don’t miss (as you easily might, because it’s buried in her article) Meg’s Bohus-as-you-go technique. I wish the illustration showed us more of that sweater.
The other knitterly news, surely familiar to all by now, is that Kate Davies is working on a hap shawl book, the patterns largely (or perhaps entirely) by other designers, the text – which will form half of the book – by KD, “the history of haps, hap knitting, and hap wearing”.
The problem there will be that Sharon Miller has already done it, as of course KD knows. It will be very interesting to see what emerges. Beautiful photographs guaranteed.
Flipboard has pointed me to Violet Lynx Dyeworks and their beautiful graduated cashmere-silk yarn. I seem to have become obsessed with graduation.