OK – I’ve been faithfully knitting on my Knit a Year project. Each night, I have a fine time choosing just the right yarn to use for my mood. In my “real” life, I’ve been swamped with teaching and deadlines. Nothing bad, mind you, but it’s prevented me from writing about Knit a Year.
So here we have a compilation of days six through 11.
Day Three: Saturday. I’m thoroughly enjoying pulling yarns from my stash…from unopenend skeins to tiny balls of remnants. Day Three was for Beth. I chose a bright, yumalicious color. Warm. In utterly luscious cashmere—eight ply, Cape Cod Lobster Pot Yarn. The name of the color? Drawn Butter, of course. I’ve made a scarf out of this yarn, worn it often, and it’s never pilled. Still looks great years later.
Choices…that’s what it’s all about. So for Day Two, I chose the sublime – Lisa Souza’s (lisaknit.com) handspun cashmere/ merino.This yarn is some of the finest I’ve ever knit. Slightly uneven – the hallmark of a fine handspun – but with a beautiful strength and glorious depth of color. The color itself? A rich variety of earthen greens named Gone Fishing. I chose it for Bill, of course.
I like how the yarn sits proudly next to the camel.
The photos don’t do the yarn justice, but I’ve been experimenting with my iPhone camera. Fun stuff.
And tomorrow, the winner will be…
What is Knit a Year? I stumbled across the Knit a Year project while Tweeting about ArtYarn, a British art knitting site that I love.
The Knit a Year project is simply this:
Two rows…at least ten stitches a row…use 4mm needles (u.s. size 6)…a different yarn each day…leave the tail, so that at the end of the year, you have 365 tails or days.
The Web site for Knit a Year is here.
Wanna join in?