03 April 2007

Chi-town Knitting

Well, it's more like North Shore Knitting, so far. But I have acquired another skein of CTH Supersock from Montoya Fiber Studio in the semi-solid Green/Purple colorway. /beautiful. LIke Monet's Waterlillies. Thanks, Mom! A shawl may be in your future. Unless the yarn needs to be socks...

Speaking of socks, I'm going to see the Harlot tonight! I even volunteered to be hat coordinator here, since no one is yet listed on the Represent page (scroll all the way down for other coordinators). We'll see. Something to keep me busy and get me involved in the area fiber (fibre?) community. I just have to remember that it took time to find Yarns in the Farms (Hi, Goddesses!), so I need to be patient.

I did find another LYS not too far away. The Village Knit Whiz in Glenview seems nice, has a good yarn selection, and even had some toys for Isobel to play with. Just wish the lighting wasn't fluorescent. I'll have to work on it :) They had quite a lot of yarn, from Artyarns to Colinette (not just kits) to Malabrigo, as well as lots of "standards" (various Dales, Encore, etc.). It was perilously close to Isobel's lunchtime, so I wasn't able to acquire anything, but I have my eye on some variegated Artyarns Supermerino in a green/blue (surprise!) colorway. No idea what to do with it, which is the other reason I didn't buy any. How much would I need?

Speaking of yarn acquisition, my dear Yogabud asked about moving the stash. It's in a big cardboard box in Gloucester at the moment. I only grabbed a few skeins when I packed our suitcases. So, there may have to be some SABLE here. Luckily, there is a sale tomorrow at another LYS, Three Bags Full, that my mother's friend told me about.

I'm closing in on the end of the Mermaid Sweater (yes, I've been knitting like a fiend) and am trying to decide if I should repeat the lace pattern at the neckline. I think so, since it might seem odd if it just ends. I'm worried about there being enough structure at the neckline to hold everything up. The turned hemline at the neck definitely adds support.

I think I'll be working on some shawls after this. Old Shale, perhaps? (Hi, Suzanne!)


  1. Hi Kathleen,
    Glad you made it safe and sound and found a yarn store. Being obsessive I have finished the shawl I started last week-forest canopy shoulder shawl-I would highly recommend it. Lots of fun to knit. Have fun seeing the yarn harlot wish she was coming around here. If you need me to pack up anything let me know and I'll be glad to do it.

  2. Sounds like you are settling in nicely, at least knitting-wise.

    I hope you enjoy the Yarn Harlot, that sounds like fun.

  3. Ohlala, you should see Suzanne's new shawl, from Farmhouse Yarns Bopeep sock yarn, in the Rose Garden colorway. I want it. Hi Suzanne.
    Ok, you need to open your own yarn store, dear. I will ship out your stash, and there you go!

  4. Oh yeah, for structure on the mermaid sweater neckline, just get a good push-up brassiere.
    PS Wink got us some rockin' Uggs with the bamboo sisterhood heart tatooed on the fronts. Pix to come!


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