This week we celebrated June in January here in Battle Creek. What? Your calendar doesn't have it on there? Well, too bad because at Your Local Yarn Shop we celebrated the union of two of our favorite local fiber artists. Pattern Writer and Knit Doctor Extraordinaire, KellyJ, and one of our favorite dyers, Jill June of Studio June, have collaborated for Kelly's newest pattern, Winter's Rhythm using Jill's gorgeous hand dyed Squishy Soft Worsted Yarn. They debuted the new pattern and yarn colors with a special discount for shoppers who attended the event on Wednesday evening. I, of course, made a bee line for the store straight from work and was greeted by a yarn shop packed full of many friendly faces all eager to check out Jill's new colors and Kelly's amazing pattern. Wait! Did you say it's not fair that you don't live locally or just plain weren't able to make the event? Don't worry because they are so awesome that they are letting you purchase the kit at the grand opening discount through February 5th through this link - Winter's Rhythm Kit. Oh yeah, there is going to be a KAL (Knit A Long) for this Caplet too. Really, if you aren't on Ravelry, you had better be because we have lots of buzz going on over there. I plan to participate in this KAL and I am very excited for it to begin in a month. Argh! A month? That's like...a month away.
I decided to grab the Avocado and Burgundy yarn for my project. Look how sassy that Avocado looks. Ok, how awesome it looks on me. Really, I do rock those colors, don't I? We'll find out soon because the KAL starts in March and I plan to be at the yarn shop every Friday cranking away on my caplet.
I wanted to finish my sweater that I blogged about last week. You remember, Baby in the Corner. Well, Baby has been getting a bit of TLC this week and I've managed to get two to four rows knitted a day. Ok, that's not a lot but really it is. There is a lot of stitches in one row plus I'm trying to eat and catch up on internet during the one hour I get for lunch at work. I made a few calculations and this is how long I figure it's going to take to finish Baby. I've knitted about six inches from the armpit. My favorite sweater that I'm using as a guideline is 17 inches from the armpit which means that I have 11 inches to go. Now...my knitting gauge is about five rows per inch which means that I need about 55 rows (give or take). That being said, at the rate I'm knitting (not including any possible evening or weekend knit time) I should reach the bottom in about...a month? Also, I've knitted almost five of those six inches in the last two weeks. As a disclaimer, all of my math skills are from Homer, Michigan and I will leave it at that. So...knowing that I will knit on my sweater more than just at lunch, I predict I may possibly get my sweater done before I start the Winter's Rhythm. Maybe? Ok, I will! Whew! As usual, I've been a busy gal. Do I still live up to the name, Wonder Why Gal? I had better! Stay tuned for next week because I am meeting up with a few of my local fiber friends this Sunday for our first Rigid Heddle Weaving Study Group so I'll have some weaving to share. Now share your adventures in Fiber Arts!
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