Wow! Spring Is Here, Baby!
(Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan'; Pelham Parkway, Bronx, New York. All pics enlarge)
Hey there everybody!
I'm not being egotistical about the post title––I'm just happy to hook up with y'all once again, after a brain-consuming cycle at The Magazine. Parallel to this, life has provided a lotta news––knit, needle and otherwise. So much so, that I can actually post––$%@#**––regularly, for a while. Even better, I can use some of my company-mandated leisure time, to catch up with the doings of my sisters and brothers in the yarn-world! Spring is here! How is everyone's fingers holding up?
On Monday afternoons there is a 19th century knitting and needlework circle that takes place at The Merchant's House Museum, the perfectly restored (right down to the unfinished needlework lying about), home of a prosperous family of the time, in Greenwich Village. It's beautiful. And no, your knitting doesn't have to be old, unless you are finishing up your own great-great grandma's UFO's. If you are, you can learn some past techniques.
One of my knitting buddies took me to task, since I am always preaching about you can save money on knitting and crochet, especially on the high end. She wanted to know "what do you try and save money on, since it ain't yarn?" (that's not true, but that's another post).
The plastic hair clips holding my cardigan, come in a package of 8 for one dollar, from the 99¢ store; I find them just as good as the more expensive product. There's been discussion about this already, but I feel that, given the price of yarn, the cost of your accessories––which you need––shouldn't help to relegate your item to the UFO bin. Hey, you can even get cute, with the many choices available. Check the faux velvet––that's a conversation starter for the knitting circle, securing the pieces of your Araucania Yarns, "Nature Cotton" beach hoodie.
And remember, a penny saved, can buy more yarn.