Another week, another Yarn Along.
This week, I’m finishing up Madi’s Basalt Beanie and sending it off to her so that it will arrive in her new home just around the time she does. I’m pleased with how it came out – trees, mountains, and blue skies for her new home in Colorado!
I also pulled a fantastic book out of the library to help me with scheming up my newest design.
I saw 750 Knitting Stitches on KnitPicks.com and was intrigued, but I didn’t buy it straightaway because I suspected my library might have it, and I’m working on not spending money willy-nilly. Lo and behold, they did have it, and I picked it up yesterday. I knew from the moment I opened its heavy hard-bound covers that I probably would end up buying it after all.
This book is not kidding about 750 knitting stitches, and it’s got them all – simple combos of knit and purl stitches (which can make a surprising variety of designs and textures!), cables, lace and lattices, colorwork, borders and edges… I’m in knerd heaven.
I’m dreaming up a short-sleeved tunic top with lace edging along the bottom and sleeves. Serendipitously, the yarn for the top arrived on the same day I got the book out of the library. I made a little swatch, made some measurements, and now I’m ready to get crackin!
Besides my new knit stitch bible, I’m still reading Martin Marten, and it continues to be very good.