The 7/2 spun silk
Wednesday April 23rd 2008, 12:29 pm
Filed under: "Wrapped in Comfort",Knit

7/2 spun silk from Village Spinning and Weaving in SolvangTwo weeks now–I ought to have finished shaking this cold off by now. I’m almost there.

I have someone I promised a shawl to, but with a compromised immune system in their family, I don’t dare touch their yarn nor breathe on it till I’m totally over any germ. Which gives me an impromptu deadline: finish this one before I get better, because as soon as I am, I’m ditching this and diving into theirs.

Someone on Ravelry gave me a heads-up yesterday that Knitpicks had started a knitalong using my “Wrapped in Comfort” book. Cool! I joined it (how could I not!) and mentioned that I’d started this Michelle shawl on Sunday.

Oops. Wait. No, I’d started it Monday. But I can’t edit on someone else’s blog. Here, see, if you stretch it out to get an approximation of its future blocked self, I had knitted 14″ worth by Tuesday night–time’s a-wastin’. This is 7/2 spun silk, handdyed, from Village Spinning and Weaving in Solvang, CA, bought at Stitches West from some of the nicest people you could hope to meet.

Maybe one more day of this cold? I’ll finish this and get it out of the way in time. Hey, I’m as much a procrastinator as anybody–I’ll make my deadlines where I can find them. Back to work.

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Gorgeous! And how cool about the knitalong :).

Comment by RobinH 04.23.08 @ 3:10 pm

How very kind of you to not spread your germs! Really! From a Mom of medically fragile child, I can honestly say people like you are much appreciated!

Comment by Momo Fali 04.23.08 @ 7:04 pm

Hmmmm, Now that I have your book I’ll have to check out the KAL. There are several shawls in it I would love to knit!

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 04.24.08 @ 6:26 am

I never cease to be amazed at how fast you knit! I too have your book so will check out that KAL – sounds like fun! How cool that you joined it too.

Comment by Allison 04.24.08 @ 6:32 am

A Knitalong! I want to join, but don’t know when my LYS will get your book. Hey. Maybe I could just order yarn and book from Knitpicks and when the book comes in at LYS, I can gift it to someone. Now, that’s an idea.

Comment by Linda W 04.24.08 @ 8:10 am

Beautiful, as always. Can I join, as I’m still looking forward to being able to knit on Fredfoot again soon??

Comment by Channon 04.24.08 @ 8:36 am

Spring colds seem to last forever, don’t they?
Your patterns will make a wonderful knit along! I predict this will be the first of many.

Any news on the new book? I am waiting patiently (well, patiently for me)

Hugs, hope you feel better soon.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 04.24.08 @ 10:02 am

thank you for the info about the group, I just went and signed up!!

Comment by grace 04.24.08 @ 5:15 pm

Oh, oh! I got to get in that knitalong..very cool! Thank YOU for the heads up on that one. 🙂

Comment by Toni 04.25.08 @ 5:39 pm

Wow, you have your own knit-along! Lucky!


Comment by Amanda 04.26.08 @ 1:16 pm

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