Monday, March 27, 2017
My share of the sidewalk
Sidewalk by Cristina Ghirlanda, knit (yes, in a week) in Jill Draper Makes Stuff Windham, in the beautifully purply, pinky blue-gray "Stone" colorway. Windham is labeled "worsted" but I knit it at an aran gauge for this project, and it worked perfectly. Windham has a crispy lightness that surprises, given that it is a many-plied, smooth yarn with 220 yards per 100 grams (uh oh, I think this is about "grist") much like what I think the Quince and Co. yarns are like. Springy, cotton-soft, light as a feather, but smooth and round, for stitch definition. It's the wooliest worsted-spun yarn ever. How do they do that? I don't know, but it's great. It looks like Jill's Etsy shop is out of Windham right now, so you'll have to come with me to the Finger Lakes Fiber Festival in September to get some. We'll eat Artichoke French, and Doc will wear his kilt--you can help me pick out my two fleeces!--Fiber Festival Day is one of my favorite days of the whole year.