If you are interested in the history of knitting and textiles, you might enjoy this virtual tour of the Fair Isle Knitting Collection at the George Waterston Memorial Museum of Fair Isle, posted by Barkland Croft on YouTube.
I work retail, so busy holidays mean squeezing in some sanity knitting in the wee morning hours with a cup of coffee. This is “Raspberry Beret” from “A Stitch in Time: Heirloom Knitting Skills” by Rita Taylor.
What a gem of a book. It is divided into sections by traditional knitting history, with a stitch dictionary and a few patterns for each section. This is from the section on raised stitches. I love knitting + I love history = I love this book!
I have never knit a hat flat and seamed it before. Why would I? It seems like a waste of time. But I’ve always wanted to knit a bobble hat, and I figured it was time for me to try something different.
Now is the magical moment when I switch from the smaller ribbing needles and start the main pattern on the larger needles. It’s like twilight for knitting: the in-between time. It is also twilight outside at this very moment.
I love the short days of winter. I can experience twilight twice a day. The world seems quieter at twilight.
This yarn is also a non-descript, in-between color called St. Claire, in Arranmore Light by The Fibre Company. It is a sort of blue grey green neutral. It makes me think of ships in a harbor…
At twilight. (You knew that was coming.)