I haven’t blogged in a while. I’ve been too busy moving and starting a new job to knit much, and therefore I have little to say on a blog that is usually about knitting (when it isn’t about Benedict Cumberbatch). I have destashed a fair amount of yarn, mostly giving it to the ladies of my local Stitch-n-Bitch, who support various local charity knitting projects.
I said goodbye to yarn that has lived with me for almost two decades. Yarn that has moved with me over thousands of miles. Yarn that I had such high hopes for, once.
After crowing about my score on Twitter, a friend asked, “Wait. Didn’t you just destash yarn!?!?!”
My answer: “This isn’t “yarn.” It’s Wollmeise.”
When I arrive at my new abode this week, my Wollmeise will be waiting for me. A housewarming present. The Welcome Wagon in wool.
Maybe, for my next project, I should knit some.
My current main project (there are always at least three things on my needles: car knitting, socks, and Something Else) is Bigger on the Inside, designed by Kate Atherley and offered (for free! amazing) on Knitty. This pattern calls for Lorna’s Laces Solemate in a new color created for this pattern: Bigger on the Inside. I, however, immediately remembered upon reading this pattern that Indigodragonfly has a color called Tardis, available in a variety of really yummy bases. I frantically Tweeted Kim the Dyer to see what she had on hand, because this project was suddenly at the top of the queue. She just so happened to have 2 skeins of extra-lovely merino-cashmere-silk already dyed that color on hand, the psychic enabler that she is.
Progress has been slow, due to all the craziness mentioned above, but progress there is, and it’s lovely. When life settles down a bit, I’ll finish it. And then maybe I’ll knit up some Wollmeise.