What is about certain yarns that will just keep you knitting LONG after your show is over and your fingers are hurting? For me it is the yarn. There are just certain yarns that beg to be knit up. This is where I am with one of my newest knits. I saw this yarn at my LYS (local yarn store) and was immediately drawn to it. Of course I didn’t realize at the time that it would be one of “those yarns”. I call them voodoo yarn. Seriously ! It is like they have some supernatural way of making me want to knit on them all. the. time. Being that I am NOT a monogamous knitter, this is hard to do ! In fact, saying I am not a monogamous knitter is an understatement. Just ask the girls in my local knit group. I can’t even commit to one project during our weekly knit night. My “knit bag” is a backpack, for crying out loud ! Yup, I can fit wayyy more in a backpack.
So I bet you are now very curious about my mystery voodoo yarn…. well here it is..
It is Frolicking Feet by Done Roving Yarns in the Dancing Leprechaun colorway
Nothing like knitting with the Yarn Harlot like it is just any other day !
The way we knit in the south is different. Not the act of knitting itself mind you. Just the type of things we knit. It is hot wayyyyyy longer down here than up north, so sweater knitting isn’t going to be our everyday knitting. Nothing fun about hauling out a 2 pound wool sweater in 90 degree weather, right ! Today it was 89 degrees, so while running errands with the hubby I had my sock in tow.
We are getting closer to October, and even though the temperature won’t cool off very much, something about seeing all the pumpkins and the fall decorations going up…… well it just makes me want to start knitting things like cowls and shawlettes. The day they start offering the pumpkin spice lattes and my local coffee shop, I go home and start sorting through my DK weight yarn and looking at all the fun cowl patterns in my queue.
I picked up this great pattern at the Arkansas Fiber Arts Extravaganza this past weekend. Of course that isn’t the only thing I picked up shhhhhh. I will share my fun purchases with you in the next update.
See you soon !