A knit cowl from our undyed Saxon Merino bulky yarn, perfect for a cold Saturday in New York. This is what knitting is about: uniqueness, comfort and style. Being on the streets of Manhattan celebrates your work and it celebrates you as an individual in the sameness of this paint-by-numbers world created for us by big business. Looked at like this, the knitting hand—nurturing the small, the personal and the local—has a revolutionary touch. Thank you for coming by the stand.
@kimmiechem2 came by the stand this last Saturday so I could take a photo of her hat knit from a Cochineal dyed yarn and her two scarves that were knit from Indigo overdyes; the teal was Indigo over Weld and the blue with pink accents was Indigo over Cochineal. Lovely, lovely work.
A close up of the basket weave scarf.
Not a knitter me, but I like to see what others have done with wool from the sheep that I raise and with the yarn that I've dyed. That's why I do what I do.
Also it's an exciting learning experience for to me to see how knitters put colors together; as she holds her scarf over yarn she buys for future projects: a Weld, an Osage/Logwood and a more purple Indigo overdye of Cochineal.
Thank you. And it's really fun to meet people from Twitter; it feels like you're meeting celebrities.