Knitting Up North Blog: Things Are Getting Finished Around Here
By: Jess Poskozim, Duluth News Tribune
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Things Are Getting Finished Around Here
I may have finally escaped from the black hole of knitting that was sucking me in. You know the hole I'm talking about, right? The one where it feels like you're never making progress even though you're knitting and knitting and knitting. Then, all of a sudden you look down and you're much further along than you thought you were. Suddenly, you're free from the black hole, crusing along towards the bind off.
The black hole applies to spinning as well. I started this at Sock Summit last year. For the longest time I just had one bobbin full and the rest was just sitting around while I finished up some other spinning. I love this colorway, it makes me happy.
Fiber: Superwash Merino in Vintage Garden
Company: Susan's Kitchen - I bought this at Sock Summit last summer as an impulse buy. It is some super soft fiber. I'm hoping she'll be at Stitches Midwest so I can buy more of her fiber in person. If not, then I'll just have to haunt her etsy shop. The pansy colorway is really calling to me.
Yardage: 133 yds, 3-ply, approximately a worsted weight.
This project I'll tell you more about tomorrow. Right now it's blocking on my dining room floor. It turned the water a very interesting shade of blue.
My friend Diane finished these great socks last week. She's going to have the toastiest feet in town this winter! Diane is an amazing knitter, and one of the sweetest people I know. In a lot of ways she reminds me of my Mom. She's always so supportive at knit nights. Even if your sleeves come out 2 different sizes, she's the one that will be there telling you it will be ok and will even help you rip it back. Diane is having surgery tomorrow so please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
Please send me your items as you finish them, I'll either post photos or just jot you down as you finish things. I'm keeping track of finished items for one of the prizes.
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