You know I can’t resist a Q&A! This one is from nothingbutknit2.
Q. You’re given a magic yarn bag that will supply one skein at a time as needed. You reach inside and pull out a skein. What is this yarn? Be specific or not.
A. Cerulean Wool DK. It’s similar to a yarn I’m working with now. I almost said cashmere, but cashmere is too limp and floppy. I like my yarn to have some body. Also I prefer a local yarn. So maybe Targhee, although I don’t know that much about sheep. And maybe a tweed with some flecks of navy, olive green, and burnt orange.
Q. When you enter a yarn store how do you work the space? Does it vary if it’s your regular store or a new to you store?
A. I will head directly for the worsted. Then I will backtrack and go up and down the rows. If it is a new-to-me store I will stand in a place with a good view of everything for a minute to assess the layout, then do exactly the same.
Q. Have you ever knit or crocheted something that you swore you never would? What was it? Why did you never want to make it and why did you?
A. Yes, big knitting. It was that big knit ruff/cowl. I think that big yarn is absurd and not fun to knit with. But that particular yarn was so scrumptious I really wanted to make something with it. Also, I really wanted to knit something for my favorite then nine-year-old and I didn’t have much time.
Q. What is your next project going to be? Do you have a planned queue or do you make whatever strikes your fancy at the moment?
A. I’m going to cast on for that Carbeth in the red Targhee soon. I also have socks in blue Knitting Goddess yarn that I haven’t started. I was going to make them plain but now I think I’m going to use a pattern from this Hunter Hammersen book that feels like it was created specifically for me:
Knitting and plants and vintage botanical illustrations! I haven’t picked a pattern yet.
I’m also going to knit another Brassica hat out of the same yarn as before, but in green:
I over-edited this photo in Snapseed in an attempt to make you feel as in love with this color as I am.
As you can see, I mostly plan my projects, but sometimes I linger over the planning stage because the fortuitous unexpected will happen, like the Hunter Hammersen book. That’s fun to say! Hunter Hammersen.