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When the “7 weird things” meme came my way, I revealed that
2) I read knitting blogs for almost a year before finally jumping in and getting my own. I was convinced that there had to be some dark underbelly to all of these people posting pretty pictures of yarn, it couldn’t be that good!
Well, I’ve found it! The dark and unspoken underbelly of the knitting blog world. Are you ready?
It is that good, and even more amazing than the yarn is the people.
I really can’t tell you all how grateful I am for your willingness to give me a shot, and for your incredibly kind words and bursts of enthusiasm for my lil’ patternish sort of thing. Every so often I realize exactly how much being a part of this community brings to my life, whether in learning about new techniques, yarns, or patterns; giving recipes, books, and well-wishes; or the simple but necessary (as is oft forgotten) act of sharing lives and stories.
Oh, and the other, secondary fabulous thing about this community is that everyone is talented and I get to partake of that talent daily!!!! For example, take a gander at the goodness below, from Franquemont Fibers by Abby of Abby’s Yarns. Abby writes with humor and an inspiring level of attention to detail, and her blog is a treasure of knowledge. She is extremely generous in sharing her expertise, and does so in a manner that makes it extremely accessible and exciting.
And she makes pretty things. Enjoy! I figure that a little stash-flashing is truly the best way to express my appreciation for and to you all…
Falkland top in Spice
Romney top in Sea Foam
Superwash top in Lemon Zest
Domestic wool top in Deluge
Merino/tencel top in Maize
Superwash top in Oak Tree
(El Guapo to Lucky Day, after shooting him in the foot and before kicking the bucket)
Salina is coming along! I finished the fronts and did the collar yesterday, and today started a sleeve. Here is a brief glimpse into the thought process that went into all of the crazy modifications…
superego* (a long time ago): I wonder if it would fit better if I skipped the bust increases?
superego: since I’m using a cotton/acrylic blend yarn, and am desperately in need of summer clothes, maybe I should make this with short sleeves.
superego (upon finishing the fronts and three-needle BO to the back): How long are short sleeves anyway? And how wide? And gee, I wonder if my wacky stitch count will mess with the sleeves?
superego: hmm, what do I do about that… brooklyntweed! Jared! Top-down, set in sleeves! link to tutorial! Go for it!
Thus far I’m very happy with my sleeves. We’ll see how long they get!
*I have absolutely no idea if I’m using these terms correctly. Let’s just pretend I am…