While on a work trip this week, I had time to visit this shop in the DC area:
Looped Yarn Works
It was a hopping joint, and happy place by many young folks, that's for sure! It sure made me do a happy dance.
Knitting touches all the senses in the texture of yarns, the colors, the type of yarn, etc.
It was certainly a candy store for me and I took all the beautiful colors in and dreamed and drooled.
I have found Ravelry website and love this site as many knitters do. There are so many free patterns and I"m itching to make a summer shawl.
I was shocked to see many men in the shop and also alot of college kids.
I had tucked in my bag for the plane ride some 100% wool superwash yarn I had in my stash. It was discounted and I got 2 skeins, not even realizing what I would do with it. I have since (in music terminology) ad lib, and made up things as I went along.
I've learned lessons such as stockinette stitch blocks will certainly curl the edges by themselves and even if separated with garter stitch, they curl as well.
The color is a yummy Cornflower Blue.
The only pics I can take are with my phone so please bear with it.
playing with increasing and decreasing and such, making some eyelets....no pattern.
still not blocked yet. It really looks good when stretched out a little.
then today.............. to here with some texture changes......................
and yes it's curling......I kinda like it this way.
I plan to double this length. I have one more skein in this lot number and brand.
just alternating stockinette blocks with garter blocks. I have a silver round scarf ring to use with it or without it.
Stay warm. It's VERY cold here this week!
Dinner was a scrumptious Maryland Clam Chowder with bread and butter. Perfect for a cold night like this. More work in women's heatlh research all weekend. Just breaking up the time with some stitching so my left and right brain are both equally stimulated :0