Its time for part two of the Trickery Knit-a-Long. This has been an experience for me, very different. Having my hands and cowgirl boots in front of the camera is one thing. Having my face? Turns out that’s a whole different affair. Turns out I’m a bit camera shy. Turns out my hair is much frizzier than I thought.
a) its very humid in Austin at the moment (which leads to the bird-nest-hair-do) and
b) I can live with the dorky related shyness if you can.
And its the Trickery Knit-a-long! We have to check in with each other right? Right. I’m through the first edge section. Time to start the center section of the stole.
Trickery Knit-a-Long Part 2: Starting the center section
and how to bribe yourself into making progress on your knitting
with Blue Bell ice cream
yes I’m still on that ice cream thing
For those of you who are knitting with me, I hope you’re enjoying this pattern. The edge sections have that “need to concentrate a little” element to them. The center has that “I’ve done it once and don’t need to check the pattern for a while” thing going on. I like that mix. When I knit (and especially when I’m designing a knit) I want just enough stuff going on to make it interesting but not so much that the project is hard. I hope that’s the way this is working out for you too.
The yarn I’m using is working up beautiful. Its from an indie hand dyer, Bronotta Yarns One Only – Silk. The dyer asked me to try it and see what I thought of it. I said yes and nodded somberly and pretended that I would be impartial and serious about this. But on the inside I was squealing. I knew I would like it. I’ve used other Bronotta Yarns and like them all. And I’ve fondled this Only One Silk stuff in stores enough to develop a craving for it. So its not a surprise to me that I like the yarn. Its got that gorgeous silky sheen to it. Also, its a balanced single and I love working with balanced singles. My long-tern goal as a spinner is to spin better balanced singles that can be used without plying (I cheated on the Trickery Knit-a-Long just a wee bit this weekend and worked on my spinning). I may have plenty of knitting left to do on my Trickery but I already know that I’ll be recommending this yarn to Allison at The Sated Sheep , who is considering adding it to her line of other artisan yarns.
What ya’ll working on? Trickery? Something else?