Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sitting on top of my heart... Olympic sock?

another possible contender...

There's just so much going on in my head and on my needles. Autumn House Farm Yarn http://www.autumnhouseyarn.comm/ and I agreed to pursue a book about the amazing work which Harriet, her husband and her daughter, Vicki, (a professional photographer) do for the farm ("Where yarn is born.") and we're getting together the weekend of the 20th to work out details.
I've got the outline ready and Deb Bergman, (former features editort of the Bulletin in Philadelphia) now living in California has agreed to edit so maybe this is one of those knitdreams that will really happen.

I'll be going to Philly at the end of the month (Fri. Feb. 26th) to do a "YarnBomb." Check out and scroll down to events...
Other wonderful news: while in Philly, I'll be able to visit one of my favorite stores in this part of the world, Loop on South St. and meet Clara Parkes, author of "The Knitter's Book of Wool." This book has given me so much great wool info - one of the best references I have. Also I'll be able to stash up on some Koigu PPM from Loop!
I also hope to talk artist Karen Cole on working out one of her art pieces ("Eye on you...") into an intarsia wall hanging, throw, or shawl. If she charts it up I could work out the knitting, etc. and maybe it also will turn to Spring tomorrow...
And then there's the Ravlympics; I'm co-captain to our CF Knit and Hook Group are one of over 300 teams with thousands of participants all over the world. I'm excited and am in the following events: WIP Dancing, Cable Crosscountry and Stash Dance.
Here are my WIPs that are being entered: my infamous market bag which might just go to the Ravlympics or maybe the Yarn Harlot's Olympics, which I've also entered. (FLASH:Whoops, just found out no WIPs with the Yarn Harlot. It's a start to finish event so Julie's mittens might just get done since I have to tink them out and start over.)

The Entrelac Shawl which just needs some of the border finished and loose ends tucked away. That's do-able right?

Calling me back is Koigu PPM and I know that these will get done...
This was part of knitting 2 socks at the same time on 2 seperate sets of DPNs. The good news: Second sock is almost or may be more complete then this one and that's enough to make me want to party my socks off. Watch out, here the WIPs come!
Other very big news: Debbie S. and I are starting/organizing a new Sock Group/Club. "We Knit Sock?" working title. Not keen on it - any suggestions? We will be meeting either the second Tuesday or Wednesday of every month. We're getting really excited about this and have had some tremendous response. I'm singing, "I'm so excited." We will post news in Raverly under the forum, "A Yarn Over the Falls." More and more soon.
Remember what Mick Jagger said , "More is never enough." I hope he meant his creative force... knit on!
Talking about more, just got news of a ride from Cheryl (yay!) to The 6TH Annual Knit and Crochet Festival for tomorrow. So it will be a stealth visit to see some favorite people, Autumn House Farms included! I feel very travel knitter, I see a realty show!
Of course it's been snowing and snowing here, there, and everywhere, so let's not dwell on it but as I said a little bit ago, "Use brighter yarn!"
And don't forget, IKTIDKY, "I knit therefore I don't kill you..."


  1. How about "Socks in the City" as a group name?

  2. Sounds good but we're in the middle of Ohio.
    What city?

  3. Nice post.
    You are a busy girl!!
    Wanted to work in my studio today, but I am sick.:-(
    Looking forward to seeing your knit bomb and YOU of course.
    Tanks for the mention :)
    Really want to see this collaboration you are speaking of.
    xo K

  4. Lookin' good. I'm still trying to locate that book I was telling you about. My ex-maid must of hid it from me.

  5. "Sitting on top of my heart" -- what a darling knitted Valentine! I also like the Ravlympics / Olympics theme that runs through this post & the next!


Yarn over: term used by knitters to create holes in lace knitting. I live next to the Cuyahoga Falls River and I imagine thousands of strands of yarn crossing the river and falls...