First, a poll:
Creativity is encouraged. I have a reason for asking. You’ll see.
Next: A New Rav Group
I have finally been convinced to host a Ravelry group for folks who follow my blogs, my writings, knit my patterns, or want to hang out with me and a bunch of cool folks. So here you be: Wiseheart & Friends.
And Now: A Knit-A-Long!
Starting this summer (OK, later this summer!), I’m hosting the very first WiseSweater KAL. A WiseSweater KAL is where I take you, step by step, through everything you need to know to knit a sweater that actually fits YOU and looks terrific. The KAL includes a customizable sweater pattern designed by yours truly, a set of nifty PDFs and worksheets, and more! For more information, and to sign up, check out this thread in the Wiseheart & Friends group. (P.S. Jennifer of Holiday Yarns will be dyeing some yarn especially for this KAL! Her yarn, and other yarns recommended for the project, will be available through the KAL’s sponsor, the Yarn Cupboard of Jamesville, N.Y.)
Finally: What Am I Working On?
I spent a very happy weekend day with my copy of Pitsilised Koekirjad (try saying THAT one time fast), the Estonian lace primer that I obtained via (where else?) eBay. The text and lace charts in this book are mostly unreadable to ordinary non-Estonian, non-lace-knitting humans as they are written, surprise, surprise, in Estonian words and symbols. I downloaded the symbol translation pdf and, with the help of my trusty charting software, re-did several of my favourite designs in modern chart format. I printed them out, tossed each one into a plastic sleeve with a copy of the stitch pattern photo, and put them all in a binder. I feel quite organized.
I also feel a lace shawl coming on…
This post is sadly lacking in eye candy.
Thus: Mama and baby doves. Max is on the left; Sam is on the right. Note Sam fluffing her (his?) wings, practicing for that first flight. (Really, you must click to embiggen and admire the cuteness.)
Oh, you mean you want some fibery eye candy? Here you go:
That’s a custom dye job especially for me from Indigodragonfly. Details to be revealed at a later date.