Knots? Knot A Problem

Back in October, I mentioned this group on Ravelry – Knot A Problem – a group of folks who will untangle your hopelessly tangled skeins of yarn and return them to you in a useful state.

I did finally get in touch with the group and was linked up to a local person who is part of the “First Responders of Fibre”. Carolyn met me at my LYS and bravely took away the two skeins that I’d had no luck with. We connected again at the Knit Guild meeting for drop off and wonder of wonders! I can actually knit up this cashwool lace and that cherished Zen Yarn Garden Silk Single ­čÖé

I can’t recommend this group of (crazy) wonderful people more highly.The service is free, barring postage if you couldn’t find a local person. That said, the list is quite extensive and listed on a thread in the group (link below).

For knot a problem

http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knot-a-problem

And the results (‘scuse the blurry):

Knot A Problem results

Back To Reality

All good things must end and so does my summer vacation. No long-lost, distantly related benefactor conveniently kicked the bucket, leaving me with an inheritance. It’s sure been nice being able to dedicate time to getting settled. There’s still lots to do but things are coming together really well. Having a wee nook in the kitchen to work at, write my posts, plan meals, is wonderful and I’ve a dedicated corner in the living room for knitting.

I’m making good use of that with the Addewid MKAL back in swing with Clue 2 being released on Friday, the 8th. This section worked up really quickly. The lace pattern Abigail chose for this is very intuitive and it was done before I knew it!

Addewid MKAL Clue 2 Finished

This late night photo doesn’t show the subtle placement of beads very well but they are there in the tips of each “petal”.

Finishing left me looking for something to work on and as I’m trying to clear out some of my ancient WIP’s, I dug out the “Pleasance Shawl“. Pleasance was a kit offered in what back in 2011, was called “The Victorian Writers Club” (now the “Classic Writers Club”, via Woolgirl, one of my favourite online wool shops. Unfortunately, after getting started, I’d set down the pattern somewhere and over the course of two ┬ámoves, it was no where to be found. However, fortune smiled last week when a Raveller saw my post, looking for a copy (there weren’t downloadable versions at the time of release) and was able to send me a replacement. I did have to frog it back a little, as I sat down to get started, I noticed that one of my nupps had gone bad. Its “nuppies” were coming unravelled and there was no saving a 7-stitch nupp. I’m back on track now and hopefully, this bad boy will be finished up in a week or so.

I never did take any progress photos but here is the Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk in the club colourway “Wonderland”.

Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk