A couple of months ago, Florence of Avocado House (an excellent blog that I enthusiastically recommend!) wrote a lovely post about Sturtevant Camp, nestled up in the San Gabriel Mountains, not too far from where Mr N. and I live (at least, for the next few weeks!)
How’s your weekend going?
It’s been quiet around these parts — errands, laundromat (blergh!), cooking, and a little bit of knitting.
But I’m not here to tell you about what I’ve been working on at the moment — I’m here to share a finished sweater: my Rocquaine Pullover!
Back in November, my lovely friend Kate of Rosalind Craft Supplies had an idea. A really good idea. Let’s document, reflect on, and celebrate the knits we wear the most. I’ll let her tell you more about it:
… the vast majority of knits we see on Instagram and Ravelry are new creations, fresh off the needles. What do those lovely knits look like after they’ve been worn for a while? Did the garter stitch section droop? Did that merino yarn pill? Did that dye fade? More so, I thought it was about time we cherished clothes that are looking a little worn in. With all this in mind, I’m introducing: the #mostworn blogalong.It’s a simple concept. I’m going to write about the knitwear I’ve worn the most in the past couple of years in three categories (torso, neck and feet) and take photos of their current appearance. Then I’m going to nominate two friends to do the same. And hopefully they’ll do the same. And their friends will do the same. And so on and so forth. We’ll fill the blogosphere with photos of well-worn, well-loved handknits.
Well, this post has been a long time in the making — my Kingfisher Hap is at last finished, blocked, dried, and photographed!
If you’ve been around for longer still, you might remember when I started my hap this past summer.
Though sometimes I get frustrated with myself when I take ages to finish a project, the bright side, I suppose, of a long term knit is that when you do finally complete it, it’s wrapped up with all sorts of memories — and that’s definitely true of this hap. It’ll always be a very special knit to me because of their circumstances surrounding the starting and making of it.
Hi friends! How’s your Tuesday going?
Things have been a litle glum around here today — Mr. N left this morning after a long weekend visit for my birthday, and I got some not-so-great work news. Buuuuut I had a lovely weekend, filled with some excited wool-related things, so let’s talk about that, shall we? Continue reading “A woolly end to October”