Wednesday, March 29, 2006

F is for ...


Finland! I took a thousand photos while I was there for my book on Finnish soapstone, but this photo is my favorite. I was staying in Juuka, a small town in the east/central part of the country. There are no hotels there, so the company I was working with had a small series of flats to put up guests. This was the middle of my trip (last October) and the first day I finished all the work I had to do and didn't want to die from jet lag. Since it was an hour or so before the dinner I had to attend, I got my sock-in-progress out of my knitting bag and hoofed the 200 feet down to the little dock. This was my view while I watched the water float by, and knitted a sock. Heaven. That was my first trip to a Scandinavian country, and hopefully not my last. I am hoping for an author tour when that books comes out, although that is a LOT to hope for!

F is also for Fable - a gorgeous yarn which is pissing me off because it doesn't want to be anything I want it to be. I bought a whole bag of this at Handknits - my LYS which is going out of business soon. So sad that my SnB will be no more, but hey, 60% off is 60% off. So I have ten skeins with 184 yards per, 85% pima cotton, 15% silk. And I want a cardigan in the worst way and am dying to cast on. But the yarn apparently does not approve of any of my pattern choices and so refuses to cooperate. Sigh.... some day it will let me know what it wants, and in the meantime I keep swatching.

Did anyone have anything to say about the fact that I skipped E? I thought not....

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