Spun Yarn 61
Happy New Year!
Welcome to a Brave New Year of stitches waiting to be knit! I so often feel that we who create with our hands are the most fortunate of souls. We have something constructive and satisfying with which to entertain ourselves under a wide range of circumstances. A good yarn stash and some needles represent unlimited promise.
I've loved (and periodically felt overwhelmed by) my large family Christmas, this year with the added bonus of a visiting Grandma from the UK, knitting friends and
of my children home and about. Add in two late December birthdays and you'll agree that we've had a wild round of celebration, with many special food requests!
I've been regularly grounding myself through the season's modest dramas with another round or two on the Zinnia DK Blanket,
which is now up to 1200 sts per round. I really don't want any of the fun to end!
Our Latest Experiment--The Zinnia PIP!
We have launched the Zinnia project as a Pattern-in-Progress (PIP) Club on the website and quite a gang of sporting knitters have already joined; they are working alongside me as it grows. I'm not sure we'll be able to do this with every new design, but it's a fun experiment! I'm receiving lots of interesting feedback from my PIP knitters and am looking forward to seeing even more progress pictures on the Ravelry thread dedicated to this mini-club.
As the New Year is now here I'll be getting together with Hillary to plan this September's Knitting on the Wild Side trip to Big Tancook Island. My island friends are already asking when the knitters are coming! You guys made a great contribution to their lives and they can't wait to host more of you.
Judy Fawcett has recently published a fuller description of our 2013 Adventure Knitting trip to the Magdalen Islands in Quebec for your entertainment. For a full account of the 2013 trip, please see her blog post
Sunburst DK Blanket (#7126) by Lucy Neatby
The Sunburst Pattern is finally available from our website!
An eight-part Tutorial is available for this pattern.
Yarn: Kauni Effektgarn
Zinnia Blanket PIP (#7130) by Lucy Neatby
Although the Zinnia Blanket is not due to be released as a complete pattern before the spring, this is your chance to join me as the design develops!
We are calling it a Pattern-In-Progress, or PIP, and it is being supported in our Club format.
Yarn: Kauni Effektgarn
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