What is on my needles right now? A couple of things, but my mindless, soon-to-be finished WIP is a rendition of Phiaro. This is the latest in my knitting group’s many “lemming” projects. We run off the knitting cliff arm in arm! I bought the yarn at Lakeside Yarns during Shop Hop on April 9 as did a couple of others. The rest took the leap at Yarnover last weekend!!
We are knitting our wraps out of Rowan Purelife Revive. My colors (from top to bottom) are Jade, Flint, Grit, Pumice, and Granite.
You knit a tube, cut it at the beginning of the round and then drop sts to create an openwork wrap with braided fringe — very cute and summery. Some people do a combination of ktbl and purl sts. Ugh. I think they do that when using slippery yarn. This yarn is anything but slippery!! It is like knitting with sand paper! The shop sample was just knit in the round and it seemed to work fine, plus it is M I N D L E S S knitting. I am on the last color and have about 20 rounds to go before the bind off /dropped sts finale…yay!! I will add a picture of the finished stole when it is done — hopefully SOON.
Just a word about Yarnover. I thoroughly enjoyed it! The dinner Friday night was fantastic – really delicious food and a presentation by none other than knitting royalty: Meg Swansen. She shared wonderful stories about her life and how she became the knitting icon that she is today.
I did not sign up for classes this year but shopped in the vendor market – found some beautiful things which will be shared when their time is at hand. 😉 Some people had complaints about the venue, especially parking and accessibility. There are always complaints about the venue. Different venue, different complaints! I know from having been on the committee that they try so hard to make it a perfect day and really take concerns to heart. I know they will do their best to make improvements for next year.
PS – I did finish this yesterday except for the “finishing”! I dropped all the sts and started the braided fringe. Whoa. Slow going there!! I did 15 out of 50 and had to call it for the night!