I'm back from Nantucket. The total gut renovation of our house is progressing. I brought back a house guest who stayed a week with me in Maryland. She headed back to Nantucket yesterday. I haven't knit a stitch in over 2 weeks. I knit some on Marina before I left for the Island.
I've decided to knit AS's Beadwork. There is a new Beadwork KAL starting soon. I'm using Lisa Souza's Petal - Hand dyed 50/50 Silk and Wool yarn. Today Lisa is dying a special batch of Petal for me in a soft sage green color. Tomorrow, if dry, Lisa will send it via Priority Mail so I should be able to start swatching by week's end.
Beadwork was published in "A Collector's Item" 1999 by Jade Starmore. The book is still available from VY's but only contains a child's version. The adult pattern was published in the Fall/Winter '99/'00 edition of Interweave Knits. VY's also has the adult version available as a kit. The yarn pack (Scottish Fleet) includes a technical amendment for use in conjunction with the instructions in the book. It is size-specific and free with yarn purchase. No comment.
Tomorrow I plan to go to a meeting of the Blue Ridge Spinners and Weavers Guild. It's been some time since I've been so I am looking forward to it. This is a group of very talented members made up of knitters, spinners, weavers, and animal fiber breeders. I purchased a loom at last years Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival that I'm bringing to the meeting tomorrow to have it looked over.
One day last week we went to DC so I thought I would share some pictures I took of and from the Washington Monument. Visibility was 60 miles this day. The pictures were taken through the observation glass. Click each picture to enlarge. I've lived here my entire life and I am still amazed at this city.Looking West. (Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool)Looking South. (Jefferson Memorial, Tital Basin, and Potomac River)Looking East. (Capitol Building and Mall)Looking North. (White House)