Did you happen to catch the story about sock knitting in this past week’s Wall Street Journal? (Yep, you read that right!) There was a story about the popularity of Sock Wars, one of the online knitalongs, and the briefest of mentions of our own little Socktoberfest as well! How about that?
Ravelry also got a nod. I wish that they had included a website address for further information about Socktoberfest, but a random mention is pretty good too! It was a total surprise to me, and I thank Parikha for pointing it out to me.
By The Book
When my dear friend Jenna was in town last week, I was happy enough with the pleasure of her company. We ate delicious veggie foods, caught up on Project Runway, and knit and calculated sleeve cap measurements for her gorgeous Pentagon Pullover.
You have to send Jenna some good vibes ~ she has run into some issues with the sleeve caps, but after seeing this pulli (and actually trying it on too) I can tell you that this is one of the most amazing sweaters I have ever seen. I simply cannot wait to see it finished and modeled. She is using a silk blend of Botanical Shades (the same line of yarn that I used for my Aftur Yoked Pullover – I had alpaca/wool/mohair blend – we bought it together at MDSW 2006) and the yarn is impeccable. Of course, so is her knitting.
|…and we did a little exchange of goods. I got her some yarn, and she got me a book! And amazingly, it was the same day that I had admired Carole’s lovely Selbu mittens patterned from the same book – and I was this close to purchasing it on my own. Now this lovely book is mine. Not only is it full of amazing patterns of mittens and gloves knit in the traditional Norwegian style, but it has some wonderful historical details included. I am thinking that I should ring in the new year of 2008 with some Selbu mittens of my own! (and I definitely have to get to the Nordic Heritage Museum when I visit Seattle…)|
Many many thanks for the lovely comments on my “long-time-comin’” hoodie. I am still contemplating the closures, but in the meantime, it is keeping me warm and cozy!