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Knit Nite

I’m part of a knitting group that’s been meeting for several years. It started with an intarsia class that met with Leigh Radford, and continued to meet after that. We met again last Wednesday.

Even though I’m a fairly monogamous knitter, sometimes I need a no-brainer project to knit around other people. Wine and conversation can really mess up a complicated lace pattern or a current design project! I’m at a “must think, chart, write this down” moment on my current design project, so I cast on a simple hat for DH. It’s in MadelineTosh Merino, which is worsted weight superwash merino, 4.5 sts/inch. The color is called Kale, and it is a reddish brown wonder. The depth of the color is luscious.


(Before you ask, no, knitting with dark yarn on dark needles doesn’t bother me. I knit mostly by feel, rather than looking at what my needles are doing. I love my ebony needles, even if I’m not looking at them! They feel and sound great. If I need to see my dark knitting, I’ll knit with rosewood, but ebony is my favorite.)

Cathy of Lantern Moon was just back from the TNNA Winter Trade Show, and she brought some new books for us to see. They’re from the Fyberspates Scrumptious yarn line: Saturday Treat by Ysolda, Scrumptious Knits by Carol Feller, the Scrumptious Baby Collection, and the previous book, the Scrumptious Collection. Fun!


Cathy even brought back an autographed copy of Ysolda’s book for me. Thanks, Cathy!


I love being part of a knitting group. We compare projects, swap stories, help each other with techniques, and laugh a lot. And of course, there’s food. We meet in our homes and always have a potluck dinner. It’s a good group of people, and I love being part of it.

Are you in a knitting group? Do you meet in homes, libraries, knitting shops? What’s your favorite thing about your knitting group? If you’re not in one, do you wish you were?

Scrumptious yarn

I stopped in at the Lantern Moon office last week to pick up a needle for a design project. The office was a quiet beehive of activity, getting ready for the TNNA (The National NeedleArts Association) winter trade show in Phoenix. I’m a little sad that I’m not there with them this year. Different venue, no party house! Last year was a blast.

I saw the knitted samples for the new Fyberspates Scrumptious book by Carol Feller. Lantern Moon branched out into yarn last fall with this luscious line of 45/55% silk and merino wool. I was particularly taken by Taupo, a long vest that’s partially knit sideways. I tried it on, and it fit perfectly. I think I may need to knit one of these, or at least put it in my Ravelry queue for now. It’s knit with Scrumptious Chunky, so it should be pretty quick!

(images copyright Joseph Feller)

You can see more pictures from the book in my other blog post here.

I also picked up a sample skein of Scrumptious 4-ply/sport in the Water colorway. Isn’t it gorgeous? The yarn has such a nice sheen because of the silk content. I’m guessing the knitted fabric will be wonderfully drapey. I’ll make something with it soon and post it here. For now, I’m just admiring it, constantly.


It just has to wait until I finish my current project. Yes, I’m that rare bird, the monogamous knitter. How about you? One project at a time? Oodles overflowing your knitting basket? Happy medium? Count ’em up!