Sunday, December 24, 2006
Knitting in a Winter Wonderland
This is what happens when the bulk of your family is far far away. Or when the going gets tough, the tough get knitting. Deva's friend Chelsea sent the family a wonderful box filled with presents for the family when she heard that Marty lost his job. One of my gifts was a skein of purple Lion Wool, which I blended with a mystery wool that resembles Noro but isn't, to create what will become a throw pillow. I used a stitch that was showcased on Knitty Gritty ("Family Affair", episode DKNG-501, http://www.diynetwork.com, popcorn stitch) this week, which creates a semi-bobble/popcorn feel to the knit fabric. It has been really soothing to knit and fun to watch the colorwork come together. Some people think the internet has contributed to the breakdown of communities, but for us it has been a lifesaver on many occasions. Thank you, Chelsea. And happy holidays, everyone!