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teenager knits

Savannah is so desperate for a chunky cowl that she’s knitting it herself- does this mean that she’s moved out of the separation stage and the one where I can’t do anything right or everything s…s and I’m a b….?

(and yes, it is a lollipop). Actually much of the time , Savannah  is an absolute sweetheart ( and no, I’m not just covering myself in the off chance she sees this)

Spinning on NYC’s Highline

Spinners meet regularly  and add a new aspect to the urban landscape architecture of  NYC’s  Highline. A really friendly group,but of course I’ve never meet a yarn lover I didn’t like.

Knitting Vistas

When I’m not attempting to improve my golf game, this is where I hang out and knit most days- enough said.

Not Just Novelty Yarns

My friend Renee who is the chicest person I know(sorry Annabel) goes straight for the dramatic in the store we visited. She has me knitting this:

Online linea Solo ruffle yarn . This is seriously easy, fast and fun. She loves orange.

She also asked me to knit her a long scarf with fringe in  Ironstone’s Starlight- a hand dyed blend of mohair with some thin rayon ruffled strands.  You may notice in big letters the Spun in England- I’m presuming that Ironstone plyed this up themselves. Where’d they get the base yarn from?

I have been calling this genre of yarns novelty- but they go beyond  the typical novelty we see in England – a  scratchy crude acrylic eyelash, ribbon or ladder. I was in the  local yarn shop for the south shore recently – Ribbonesque . The store was a riot of  yarn concoctions, more often than not hand dyed and a mixture of  natural and synthetic fibres.. Think loads of tilli thomas, Prism, Blue Heron , Great Adirondack etc concoctions stuffed everywhere.So-called  standard yarns  were present but not prevalent. Also interesting, sock yarn was downplayed (which I also noticed in New York).

These non-traditional yarns spur my imagination , but if you can see the price tag,more often than not, they are some what pricey. $30 (~£20) a skein for 140 yds of the Ironstone. To do the kind of scarf she wants , I need 3 skeins- not so sure this will play in the UK…..

Vermont Farm Markets and Yarn

Londonderry Farm Market- The first stalls:
I bought this lovely skein from Isobel, the Romney sheep which are apparently lovely and docile sheep as compared to BFLs which are very “nasty” according to the owner. The yarn is spun in Maine by a mill which will process small amounts of fleece for individual owners ( probably Harmony Mills- a rehabbed Victorian facility)

Other farmy offerings:

While some people think of Vermont as too “granola” (can’t decide what I think of this as an adjective), I love it: it feels like the best parts of Somerset and the Lake District to me.

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