1. Project Update: Equestrian Blazer
I love the pattern but I’m not sure about the yarn. Every time I pick up this project I feel differently about my yarn color choice. Some days I love it (especially the specs of red and the occasional yellow stitch) and other days I hate it. I finished the back and am really happy with my short rows. The left front is not as nice – the stitches on the left dent in and are uneven. Ultimately, I think the color of the yarn is what’s turning me off from the project. Verdict: Yarn and pattern are going their separate ways.
2. Yesterday reading a non-fiber magazine and finding a full page photo of a spinner in action…
She’s Got Their Number by Chuck Salter, Fast Company, February 2007
Profile of Brenda Dietrich – mathematician, runs the math sciences department at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center, named one of IBM’s top inventors (twice), spinner, knitter
3. 100% pura lana’s sock yarn – love the Rohrspatz und Wollmeise