Happy Sunday! I have had such a busy week which unfortunately has left me with precious little knitting time. I am still chugging along on my Rhinebeck Sweater, the Gnarled Oak Cardigan. It is coming along nicely and the ease of the stockinette on the body of the cardigan has been just what my brain and body have needed at the end of the day when I finally do get time to knit. I also love Malabrigo. No matter the weight you get it is a soft yarn smooth yarn. No splitting, no halo, knots come out easy. It really is a very low maintenance knitting yarn, but the vibrancy of the color variations in the hand dyed yarn make it seem so much more. The way when you are knitting you can see bright reds and greens and blues and it comes across in your work as if you had designed your project to have those colors in that exactly that spot. It makes for very satisfied knitting and beautiful projects every time.
A few months ago, Clara Parks wonderful Knitters Review turned me onto a Kickstarter project I knew I just had to support. It is the Skeinminder. It is for independent yarn dyers and “is a device that minds your motorized skein winder, freeing you to mind your business…… Your winder will stop automatically.” While I am not a yarn dyer, I thought this was an amazing product that will help many dyers. And as a lover of the product that independent dyers produce, why would’t I support it. Also, because I am not a yarn dyer, I’m not sure if I really explained the capabilities of this product well enough, so if you would like more information on this product simply click here for their webpage and more information.
Also, as a thank you for supporting them in their campaign, the lovely folks at Skeinminder sent me a present. I received a lovely skein of hand dyed sock yarn from the Knitted Wit (Her Etsy page is amazing!). Wound with the help of the Skeinminder no doubt. I also receieved Adorable handmade square beaded stitch markers from Spark. I am not sure what I am going to make with Knitted Wit yarn yet but I am seeing it wanting to be come a shawl of some kind. It is a really neat colorway, the yarn has a black base with streaks of bright red, blue, purple and green throughout and is a Super Wash Merino and Nylon blend. I am very excited to get it on the needles.
Yesterday, we had some friends and neighbors over for a barbecue and housewarming party so I really didn’t feel like cooking today. So dinner tonight is frozen chicken fingers and frozen sweet potato fries which just now came out of the oven. And honestly, I must confess, as Sunday nights go. The sooner I finish dinner, the sooner I can clean and the sooner I can spend the rest of the evening knitting. So I must say goodbye so I can go knit and have more content for next week.
I will talk to you all soon. Happy knitting!