There isn’t anything more to say about the weather than that. While folks are trying to start thinking about spring knitting projects, the temperature continues to drop outside. When the Neighborhood Fiber Company Luxury Worsted arrived (merino, cashmere, nylon), I decided that a hank needed to become house socks..something that I could slip onto my feet when I get home, to keep my feet warm. (Course going up and down the stairs in hand knit socks is very dangerous apparently, as I have wiped out a few times already in my handknits.) Since I own a sweater or hat or scarf in a large number of the NFC colorways, socks gave me an opportunity to knit in the yarn with yet another color that I haven’t already worked with. I selected the Georgetown colorway, which is a much richer purply blue than this picture can even begin to capture. I used a basic toe up pattern of my own creation and was able to knock out most of the first sock while at the bar on Friday night. While I love to knit at a bar, it is only for the most secure of individuals…especially a good DC dive bar. They don’t take too well to a lady sitting alone with a pint and five pointy sticks. I got a lot of funny looks. But really, a worsted weight sock on US#5 needles is a great bar project. (and this pair of socks is only 200 yards!!) The second sock is well on its way and will likely be done tonight. I started wearing the first one last night, so at least one of my feet was snuggly and warm.
You can grab the basic pattern here.
So on Friday night, my friend Sarah met up with me at the bar in DC. After she got done teasing me about knitting alone in a bar while I was waiting for her, I pointed out that her head attire for the evening was a bit lacking in the style department. She was wearing her fiance’s fur lined flap hat…something straight out of Fargo. I told her that she needed a proper hat…fortunately something that I could take care of. After sending her a series of emails with potential hat patterns, we settled on the Beaumont Tam by Jared Flood, which is available as a paid download from Ravelry. It is worked on US#4 and US#7 needles, making it a bit faster than the Selbu Modern hat that I am currently working on (and was her first choice…I am up for random knitting gifts, but not ones that take weeks to do!) So I selected a cream Blue Sky Alpaca Sport and a great bright blue contrast color, which will work nicely with her red hair and her camel colored coat. I am super excited to work with the BSA Sport again, which I haven’t worked with in awhile. Speaking of..I think I have a mostly finished pair of wrist warmers on needles somewhere in my house..hmm…
And so a sale….
So I decided that we are all very very cold and need to knit with whatever we can find to warm our hands up. So I have put Mirasol Sulka, Blue Sky Alpacas Sport and Blue Sky Alpacas Melange on sale! Stop by and check out our new front table which features patterns and gorgeous smooshy hanks of these alpaca yarns.