I got an A…

September 24, 2013

but my yarn selection got a failing grade. After finishing the body of this test knit I realized that the black linen yarn I was using had a life of its own. Growing and stretching under its own weight, all of the fabric that I had worked into this Mens Sankai by Kirsten Johnstone had become, more accurately, a linen pup tent or car cover. Seriously. That’s how important it is to match the right yarn to the project…or perhaps the needles to the yarn. After much deliberation it’s clear that no heroic measures are called for here…no resuscitation…just the pulling of the plug. Please join me in a moment of silence.

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http://www.kirstenjohnstone.com/2013/06/sankai-man/

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This is only a test

June 11, 2013

And, as it happens, I’ve always done pretty well with tests. So, let’s see what happens this time, after some brief study…a quick round-up of materials and tools. Stay tuned.chrclbluFfugiswtch2FadjblklinenswrlFblkLinenw_gry2F

3500 yards

May 24, 2013

That’s a lot of yarn…a lot of knitting. Before the heat of summer rolls in it might be a good time to re-start the sweater I had begun to think about last Summer for last Winter. My intentions were good but, you know, life happens and some things just need to be put on hold. A  birthday gift of the materials required  for this project is just what was needed to get things kick-started. On your mark…get set…Copy of Oak4Foak_swatch_stxFadjstoakswatch2F