It's not just about the yarn....
A photo of Ravelry Bob (a raffle prize from the Ravelry party Saturday night), and a signed bookplate-substitute for my copy of Mason Dixon Knitting.
Another treat from Sunday's author event:
Clara Parkes's The Knitter's Book of Yarn is, in a word, genius. This won't surprise you a bit if you're already familiar with her Knitter's Review, the yarn reviews in particular. The initial parts of the book offer a thorough study of fibers and the yarns they become. What I hadn't been expecting, though, were the forty patterns that complement the wealth of her technical expertise. They're grouped by the yarn's ply, from singles on up. Clara writes about turning her readers into "yarn whisperers"; she knows her yarn, and wants us to speak "yarn" fluently, too.
But speaking of yarn:
From Persimmon Tree Farm, Greta Dise's "Pot Luck," 55% mohair/45% wool (the grays are actually greens, from olive to forest). A sweater's worth, I hope ...
Fingering weight brushed Suri alpaca by Frog Tree; handpainted superwash merino by Tina Bouton of Pinewoods Farm. What will they become? No idea.
The view on my way home along the Taconic Parkway in New York.
The Persimmon Tree Farm again, up close: the colors of Rhinebeck 2007.
Coming up next: the sweater (gasp!) that went to Rhinebeck....