Twist Collective Blog
Finished Objects: Daniel, and Cleite
With only a few days to go before the arrival of the winter issue, I'm feeling a little nostalgic for the first one. There are so many lovely versions of patterns that I had every intention of sharing, but the time? She is a fleeting.
Daniel, for example, which has been embraced by men and women alike. I got to see Margene's version at Rhinebeck, but do I have a photo? oh please, don't ask. It was THAT kind of weekend. I'm lucky I got out of there with my sanity. But I do have permission from zeneedle herself to show you her photo.
Another delicious pattern from the first issue, and in the queue but swiftly moving up as more and more versions are showing up on blogs, is Miriam Felton's Cleite which I want to make in some of my own handspun. I think I've mentioned it before, but it bears repeating, that Cleite is a lace pattern that tolerates a cast off in mid-repeat, so every last yard of precious handspun can be put to beauteous use.
I'm still waiting for my Shibui to arrive, due to errant key stroke when I ordered from Webs, but they figured it out for me, and my yarn should be here any day now. I don't think at this late date I'm going to manage to finish Victoria (speaking of favorites from Fall) for NaKniSweMo, but at least I should be able to get started.
Extra! Extra! We Make the Papers!
Nathalie Atkinson, style editor of Canada's National Post, graced Twist Collective with a article in the Saturday Weekend Post Style Section.
And yes, the next issue is coming soon.
I'm a Joiner: NaKniSweMo
Shannon Okey is doing the NaKniSweMo thing again. Cool. Shannon is prolific in the cool ideas department.
That's a particularly provocative kind of cool idea. I am suddenly seized by it. Yeah. I remember thinking I wanted to do that last year. And boy, do I have list of things I want to knit this year. I wonder why that is . . . ?
Maybe I should kick in for it myself. Sweater? Eeenie meenie miney . . . Victoria from the fall issue.
And because it's so drop dead gorgeous in the original ShiBui Merino Kid, I'm splurging on a fresh yarn purchase in this colour. Honey.
I hope it will get here quickly. I have a few days to catch up on, and the Ravelry group to read through. Thanks for the inspiration, Shannon!
A Fiber Tour of My Home Town: Edgewood, New Mexico
Tour Location: Edgewood, New Mexico (20 minutes east of Albuquerque)
I feel so lucky to live on the “green side” of the Sandia Mountains of New Mexico, about 20 minutes east – and 2,000 feet UP – from New Mexico’s largest city, Albuquerque. Our rolling hills and steep mountain slopes are thickly carpeted with fragrant piñon and juniper, we average 362 days of sunshine a year, and thanks to our cool, clean air, we have little need of air conditioning. And even though my rural community of Edgewood numbers fewer than 2,000 residents, you’d be amazed at how many of us are fiber-centric souls!
While you’re in the neighborhood, call ahead to schedule a tour of Robin Pascal’s Fiber Arts and Perfect Button studio. Here you’ll find Robin’s rainbow of hand-painted roving and yarns, offered individually or assembled into project kits, hand-stitched art clothing, and the glorious dichroic glass buttons that Robin fuses in her own kiln.
Note: As a courtesy to the working artists and farmers on my list, please remember to call ahead to schedule your visit. For all contact information and addresses, please see the google map.
Twist Collective at Rhinebeck 2008
It was a working vacation for Irene, Kate, and me. We're in the last weeks before the Winter issue, so not a day can go by without some site construction. The hotel had wifi, but the sockets required a little remedial attention. Luckily, I had a handy whack of little tools to serve as wedge-props for the wilting plug.
We handed out buttons, tape measures, and our new postcards all day Saturday and Sunday, and saw a number of Wisterias in their natural habitat, like this one YarnBee Cheryl was wearing on Sunday.
We were sad to be there without Mary who was at home recovering from giving birth to her son, Henry. The three of us bought some yarn and knit him a quick hat.
Mother, Father and Son are all doing well.