Thursday, August 5, 2010


I am to Frogging/Greening-of-the-fiber what Debbie Meyer is to bags:
That's right - her bags keep my produce fresh so that I can use it when I need it.  The yarn in my house NEVER goes to waste either - it is always reused and at the ready when I am.  I purchased a swift early on in my knitting life, intuition informing me that there would be many, many frogged projects.  Do you remember this yarn?
It started life as my 2010 Ravelry Olympic project - a 'February Lady' for a friend.   By the time I hit the last buttonhole, the crystal clear truth was staring me in the eye - the sizing was WAY wrong for my friend!!!!  Out came the swift!  Now, this nice blueberry Cascade 220 is being reinvented - returning as a Mara shawl, that juicy Amy Hendrix perennial.  Love it.  No worries - cocktail television knitting!
How curious that I chose to jump on the NaBloPoMo wagon when the theme was 'green'.  We are living a greener life this year than ever before - sorting our glass, paper and plastic and trying to avoid contaminants AND contaminating behaviors!  It's important effort and if everyone would TRY to incorporate 'green' into their daily lives, we might have the slimest chance to save Mother Earth.  I have to give credit where it is due - my daughter Hilary really drove the message home that we could make a difference.  And everyone who knows Hilary KNOWS that persistence is her middle name!  Basically, she wore me down.
Speaking of green. . . this is a skein that I picked up at Sheep and Wool last year.  It's one of Green Mountain's fibers and it looked like socks to me.  But it pools in an unattractive way and since I'm an amateur when it comes to sock-anything, I don't know what to do.   I would SO welcome your suggestions, especially if they include throwing-it-out-and-getting-some-socks-that-rock!!!!  You know where I'm headed with this, yes?  Over to Blue Moon.  It's unavoidable.  I was so grateful for the comments that you all left around my mom's requisite vest.  Maria offered to sell some of her Classic Elite Newport cotton to me, and most of you thought that I should honor mom's cotton request.  But I'm still on the fence.  I mean, really - have you LOOKED at BMF's SPIRITS line?  Specifically the Narikama?   

Bad seeds never turn into good ones.  But they CAN learn how to knit!


Anonymous said...

Go to The Moon!!!

SusanB-knits said...

I love the blue shawl! Blue is my favorite color. We started recycling when we lived in MD (it's mandatory) and have now continued it when we moved to TX.
There are some sock patterns out there to help with yarn that pools. Most of them use a pattern that breaks up the pooling, usually with a slip stitch pattern or you could do a broken garter stitch rib. There are many patterns to look at on Ravelry.

JelliDonut said...

Good to know those bags really work. Will look for some. You are keeping to the green theme nicely. Me? Not so much.