Posted on November 12, 2004 at 4:58 pm


I’ve reached the first bind-off point for the left front, so I’d thought I’d pause and take this almost illegible picture of CTH’s Karlsro from book # 1.  Just for the record, in case anyone would like to know about the colours, Silk Garden #88 may be described on various internet Yarn Store sites as "taupes and browns", but what is truly enchanting about it is precisely the other colours left entirely out of that mushroom description; there’s a lavender that is the colour of the last whisper in the clouds of a sunset, there’s a teal that is the colour of hosta leaves when gardeners say they are blue, and there’s a green of the palest degree, almost ivory, but still green, certainly, like an infusion of mint.  I have never seen #88 in in a store(I had to special order it) so if you ever chance to stumble across it, peel back the petals of the skein and take a peek of the wonder inside. It’s a beautiful combination.

In other news, I’m working on a little party for interested knitters who might be in Boston the month of January: Kay and Ann have graciously permitted me to host a sewing bee for their part of the great Afghan for Afghans project.  I have yet to nail down the date, but I am hoping that a January event will be a welcome post-holiday balm, and that some knitters from parts near and not-so-far might converge on my friendly little town to put together some more squares for this grand effort.  Details will be forth-coming, so if you are so inclined, please stay tuned.