Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Music, knitting, and stash enhancement

All in all, I had a pretty good weekend. We traveled to Lake Tahoe, and while there, attended the Robert Plant & Alison Krauss concert, which was most excellent.

I managed to do some knitting on the drive, and even during the first half of the concert when it was still light outdoors. I worked on the kilt skirt from Knit 2 Together. I had decided some time ago not to do the kilt flap thingie, so I wanted some kind of texture for the main body of the skirt. All stockinette would have been too boring, and it shows off way too many flaws, both in my knitting and on my body. After searching through my Super Stitches Knitting book, I found a texture stitch that adds thickness and stretchiness while pulling in the skirt for a good fit. I'm happy with that.

And finally, en route to Lake Tahoe, I stopped in at the Sierra Knitting Company and did a little stash enhancement with these 8 balls of Sundance/Classic Elite Yarns.


Ellen Bloom said...

Ooo...love that green yarn. Do you have a plan for it?

Knittymuggins said...

I'll be interested to see your skirt! I like that one too but am not sure how it would look on me with that flappy bit ;)

Alison Krauss and Robert Plant? Interesting combo. Glad you had fun! Happy 4th :)