Thank you, Jimi. Couldn't have said it better myself.
I feel a little foggy. Lost, if you will. Thank goodness for
A twee hat! And most importantly, my first start-to-finish project that incorporates both Continental and English methods of knit!
Tension is slightly off, which doesn't hurt my feelings a bit. Practice, practice. And that corrugated ribbing is something I just enjoy.
This one's a tam in Claudia Handpainted (Moss) from Ann Budd's invaluable treasury, The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns. Not sure I could have made it this far as a knitter without it. Miles of stockinette--great for nights when sleeping seems less important than Solving the World's Problems.
And, because this week seems to be the week for learning, My First Silk.
Someone once told me that spinning 100% silk was incredibly difficult, painful if you didn't know what you were doing and an all-around unacceptable project for anyone who wasn't already a spinning expert.
Not so. Not even close. This was a truly blissful spinning experience. I wouldn't pretend for a second to call myself a spinning expert. I just happen to spin. A LOT.
Which is why this here blog's been a little quiet lately....I've been setting up another shop.
Again--how can I squeeze a few more hours into the day?