Thursday, May 24, 2007

CATCHING UP

Believe it or not the poem I posted earlier was by John Denver from the late eighties or early nineties. It's too bad he died to too soon because it appears his art was expanding and maturing. I've run across some later work that really grabs you by the shoulder and makes you turn around. A reminder perhaps that there places worth saving and remembering.

Finished another knitting project this weekend. This is for a good friend who lost her husband earlier this year. George was a good friend to my folks over the years.

This particular color is called Tudor. I'm not quite sure why. It's variegated combo blue, fuschia and purple. It works up beautifully. The yarn is multiple strands of micro yarn with a stonger thread twisted around it. It's a beautiful and kind of cranky yarn. I think I discovered it not to long after they started marketing it. When is works it's fantastic. When you get a bummer skein, well it makes good fringes.For ayone who does knit, the pattern is multiple of six plus three in a knit three pearl three ending with a knit three combo at the end of the row. On the return row you just repeat the pattern. It's a chunky yarn worked with big needles.

It was kind of obvious that the entry in Wikipedia was written by somebody who looked up the information but didn't really knit themselves. I totally adore double pointed needles even if I'm working a flat project like this shawl. The flexble needles curve naturally and are easier to use for us folks who have started to get a little arthritic. Much easier to work with.

1 comment:

tenyearnap said...

Oh, the ball of yarn has all the colors on it! That's handy. --Cin