Although the quote, from "A Hatful of Sky", was not written to describe knitting,
I think it applies.
After all the miles of yarn that have run through my hands, I am still amazed at what a needle or 2, and a few fingertip tricks can conjure up.
Knit here in a hand-dyed semi-solid fingering weight from Fleur de Fiber, a souvenir from last years Chicago adventure. It drapes, hangs and wraps wonderfully, and can be worn in may ways. Even in the heat of high summer, I can see it wrapped snugly as a scarf - but in the meantime it will keep the chill of sudden AC off my back.
For the 4th of July, I plan to celebrate with a vat of Indigo Dye. The supplies arrived yesterday and today I mix it up. If you live in the area, come over for a little dip.
Keep an eye on Instagram for some of our results.
Speaking of Instagram, I celebrated my 3rd anniversary of publishing patterns with a giveaway there. New friends were made and a dozen patterns gifted.
It has been 3 fantastic years, thank you all!
Also on Instagram (can you tell it's my new favorite?) there will be a KAL with Whitney of The New River Fiber Company in Blacksburg VA. Details will be up soon!
That means a ton of vegetables from our wonderful CSA.
We made Pickled Beets yesterday, tweaking this recipe by swapping ACV for the Tarragon Vinegar and adding a few whole cloves.
Of course there have been Onion Tarts, and I'm dreaming up new things to make with with the abundance of squashes.
A very happy holiday weekend to us all.