About 20 of us gathered quite informally at the Guthrie Green in downtown Tulsa Saturday afternoon for our contribution to World Wide Knit in Public Day 2014.
Some bits and pieces of the gathering….
Romi has just released a new pattern, available either a la cart or as part of an ebook and app, that uses Lost City Knits PathWays Sock yarn. The name – Eiregal – pays tribute to a long-time fan of Romi’s, and if you pay close attention to that name you’ll understand why Romi chose…Details
When we are at home there is always something that requires my attention at the farm and Denise is always either elbow deep in a dyepot or sketching on a new design. We get into our grooves and work. When we get a little burned out we have to remind ourselves that we have an…Details
Nothing about the Shetland Islands is pretentious. The stark beauty of the landscape, treeless except for windbreaks homeowners have planted, goes on and on. A collection of homes along a bay. A ruined stone structure. A fuel station, open Sunday from two until five. Rocks in a field, divided by the other rocks in another…Details
One of the spots Denise had scoped out to visit was the Jamieson and Smith Shetland Wool Brokers in Lerwick. There are a few shops in Lerwick that sell knitted items and yarn, but Jameison and Smith is on a street no tourist would wander past. Inside there were scores and scores of dyed Shetland…Details
In the Fall of 2013, as we could see a busy year for Lost City Knits wrapping up, Denise and I discussed the possibility of a big trip. We usually get away for ten days or two weeks for a road trip, but it had been awhile since we’d had a big adventure. “Where would…Details
From my mother I learned to sew. I was probably five or six when she started me with simple embroidery, as I recall, to pacify me on trips. During the summers we’d head to Arkansas or Missouri to camp and I can remember embroidering flowers on muslin with bright pretty cotton floss in pinks, purples…Details
If you’re both a knitter and an Instagram follower you probably already know about Fair Isle Friday or #fif as it’s hashtagged. It’s quite fun to search a hashtag such as #fif and see all of the great colorwork that’s being knit across the globe. Knitters are besotted with colorwork and I’m no different. Yesterday…Details
Progress on my Scatness Tunic is deceptive. I have been knitting on the stockinette portion in the evenings, but when I measure it there is little change. An hour or two later I measure it again. No change. How can this be? Months ago my favorite measuring tape was dropped (admittedly by me) and the…Details
As is every knitter’s prerogative, two days before the beginning of Ravellincs I switched patterns. In one clear moment I realized that the Ivy League vest, although it had all of the challenges I’d set for myself and was likely a project I could complete in just over two weeks, would never look good on…Details