Happy November everyone! :)
It’s a rainy Sunday here in Georgia, and I am enjoying the sound of the rain outside the open window. I’ve got a candle burning on my desk where I can see that gorgeous gold and blue flame, I’ve got a big mug of pumpkin spice latte, and my Dachshund Desi is asleep in my lap. Yep, I’m relaxed and ready to venture into something new.
My knitting mom (I call her that because she’s not my real mom but is a good knitting friend who’s taken me under her wing) lent me her copy of Hunter Hammersen’s book Curls. I read through the beginning yesterday and had the urge to start knitting a curl and even decided on two I’d like to make. I’ve learned that I need to go with inspiration when it hits instead of fighting it because I have “too many” projects already OTN. So today I dug out the two skeins of Madison DK I dyed last year as a test for a new colorway that ended up being named Evergreen and added to my lineup. I set up my ball winder and swift and took pictures while I worked so I could share them here. The lighting outside was just too perfect to not take a bunch of pretty yarn photos!
I mentioned picking out two curls I’d like to make, and I decided to make Gridelin first to get my feet wet because it’s a simple stitch pattern. The other one I want to make, Filemot, is the one on the cover of the book, and it’s a lot more complex. I really want to grasp how curls are made and not be too distracted by the charts that I miss that. Plus I had two skeins of the exact right weight in a light enough colorway that will really show off the details of Gridelin.
So I’m going to grab my needles and make a swatch. Then I get to launch into a new adventure!