Anastacia, author of the “AnastaciaKnits” blog, and I had lunch on Friday, having picked a little town that’s kind of mid-way between our homes in Connecticut and Massachusetts. I chose the deep-fried clam strips, which I haven’t had in years – Yumm! – and Friendly’s new skinny fries – also Yumm!
This was my first time to meet a fellow blogger and Raveler. Well, naturally I meet lots of bloggers and Ravelers on-line, but this was my first time in person. I was so excited, I think I might have talked and laughed a little louder than I should have. lol. Once we quickly finished our desserts – it’s impossible to eat ice cream slowly, isn’t it? – we left everyone to finish their meals in peace while we moved over to the local library for Show and Tell. We had both brought large totes packed with recent knit and crochet FOs (Finished Objects). It was such fun to handle projects I’d only been able to read about until then!
And we compared rigid heddle looms. Hers is a lovely new 15″ Schacht Cricket, while mine
is a used 20″ one of some kind or other (a Tia, once made by Northfield Looms) that I found on Ebay. It was probably new back in the 70’s!
We shared our first woven scarves. Although I can’t show you Anastacia’s – I took my camera, but then took no photos! – I can at least show you mine, which I made about two years ago.
You’re probably not surprised that the yarn came from a striped thrift store sweater of 85% acrylic/15% wool. Although the crinkles in the yarn, left from its having been knitted, aren’t as pronounced now as before their trip through a hot dryer, they still give my scarf an interesting texture that I rather like.
I can also show you the marvelous variegated yarns that Anastacia gave me. Just look at all these gorgeous color combinations. . . all Eight of ’em!
Some of them, like Red Heart Super Saver ‘Salsa’, I’ve never seen before!
Thank you so much, Anastacia!
For some reason I’m in the middle of a variegated-free ripple streak. I’ve made four all-solid ripples in a row, #3 thru 7, and have four more designed and waiting. I hope my new collection of variegated yarns will inspire me to do some ripples that are a little more complicated.
I’m waiting for inspiration to strike. . .
Nope, not yet. But I have four weeks, an entire month! It will happen.