Snow job
Monday January 25th 2016, 11:24 pm
Filed under: Knitting a Gift,Politics

Grabbed what was closest and softest to hand from my stash and knitted up a third of the first skein of Woolfolk Far while watching the Iowa town hall meeting tonight. After shivering in DC last week I was stuffing that cabled yarn onto size 4mm needles for a thickly-knit cowl.

Which happens to be in black, because that’s what there was. The sooner I finish it the happier my eyes will be but the longer my hands get to caress it the happier they’ll be.

The Democratic National Committee had threatened the candidates that they would be banned from future official debates if they set up their own, so instead they took that stage and the questions from the audience one candidate at a time, competing in the immediate sense only with themselves, connecting better with those who’d come to see who they were. I liked it.

Meantime, in solidarity with the good folks back home trying to dig out of their record-breaking blizzard, one of my peach trees broke out in a bit of spring for them. The name of the variety? Tropic Snow.

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I’m knitting a scarf in Woolfolk Far right now, and oh my goodness, I think it’s the softest yarn I’ve ever met! I have to keep taking knitting breaks to pet it. Did you find yours here in the Bay Area? Mine is souvenir yarn, bought last spring when I stayed overnight in Eugene, OR, but I know I’m going to want more.

Comment by Virginia 01.26.16 @ 9:02 am

My local shop, Purlescence in Sunnyvale, CA, carries it. Very nice stuff. The manufacturer is a new one and the range of colors is very limited so far, but then they’re just beginning. With a product that good they’ll do very well.

Comment by AlisonH 01.26.16 @ 9:19 am

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