Thursday, August 05, 2010

Kind of a pivotal day on the yarn-fast front. My only lapse, since November, was a ball of merino lace from Heirloom Knitting, for James's jabot. And I knit the jabot, so stash wasn't enhanced (much).

Today is also Thomas-the-Elder's birthday. He's so old I've forgotten exactly which one.

The Yarn Yard website is back up: good news. Natalie doesn’t always name her colours these days, and I think it’s a pity. It must be very difficult to keep doing it, but Posh Yarn manages. The Posh names are very good, and it’s part of the pleasure of browsing that wonderful site. My very first purchase when the yarn fast is over…

And speaking of websites, I’ve only just discovered that the Fall Twist Collective is up. Who needs magazines on paper?


Better garter stitch edgings have failed to eliminate curling, but have reduced it to a point where I can hope that blocking will do the rest. I should move on to one of the front pieces today. Don’t apologise, kirstieinbc. I should never have entertained the idea of not entering something in the Games, especially this year when it is for a good cause and can be done so quickly.

We sat down last night with the calendar, and although August remains as complicated as ever, coming-and-going-wise, saying it out loud somehow helped. We’ll go back to Strathardle on Monday, insh’Allah. I’ll take my Japanese knitting along – both the things required for the class, and some magazines/books I’d particularly like to be able to knit from. Thursday is the day, and you never know.

Will the walking onions be up?


  1. Anonymous4:41 PM

    Actually, I wish this issue of Twist Collective were on paper, because I want so many patterns from it. At an average charge of $7 per pattern, I could run well beyond the price of a hardback book.
    -- Gretchen

  2. Yes, sometimes the problem with the Twist Collective is that when you want 3-4 patterns it can get really expensive. Makes me wish they had a option for a set price so you can buy all the patterns, and then individual pricing for the times when you just want one or two. I kinda loved Acorns, Wellfleet, and Hallett's Ledge....

  3. I know what you mean about the names, part of the reason I stopped was to provide a better reference system. If someone buys a yarn, I can tell them 18 months later what it was by finding it on the database vey quickly. It's easier to have names if you have a more limited selection of repeatable colours.
    Of course, I'm in good company, Koigu has numbers too :o)