The people have spoken!
Please forgive my misguided attempt to make this blog look summery. Instead, it turned out like a bad psychedelic. It threw a lot of my buddies, who reminded me that it wasn't the visuals that they were paying attention to, but the contents. Thanks.
Here is something to do, so you do not become too content yourself.
Bust Out, On Your Lunch Hour
On Wednesday, August 2nd, feminist for the millenium, Debbie Stoller of Bust Magazine demonstrates a few techniques from her books Stitch ’n Bitch: The Knitter’s Handbook and
Stitch ’n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker. This event takes place at 12:30 pm––so arrange for an early lunch hour––at The Bryant Park Reading Room on the 42nd Street side between 5th and 6th Ave across the street from Coliseum Books. Hosted by Adina Klein, Editor in Chief at Knit 1 Magazine. Please note: In the case of rain the events will be moved to the Coliseum Books Café.
I've been working on a slew of swatches to put up in the library this week. Here's one. In this 2 x 2 rib, made from Classic Elite Yarns, Bazic, I decided to emboss a diamond design on the rib, by knitting wide popcorns: k2 turn, p2 turn, k next 2 sts tog with corresponding sts of first row of popcorn. For a wide bobble (really nice on a bulky rib), do the k2, turn, p2 turn, twice. My advice: place st markers on each st of the 1st row of popcorn stitches, so you know where to pick the stitches up to complete.
And guess what? I FINISHED my herringbone lace shell! The pics will be forthcoming, as I have a newer version of my old Canon® digital. Finally! Now, I can get on with Fall!