Monday, June 11, 2018

Threipmuir, in June

Well, June has just been a gorgeous month so far.  I have so many peonies in blossom now, and Doc remembered to tie them up, which I always forget to do, so instead of flopping around in the mud getting ruined before I’ve even seen them, they are proud and perfect this year, and so lush.  They look like party dresses.  Party dresses that are full of ants but smell like the breath of angels.  June, you are my favorite.

Festival season is here, and Doc and I went to the CNY Fiber Festival on Saturday.  Guys, I love a yarn festival more than I can say, and not even because of all the yarn and fiber, either.  Baby lambs, newborn sheepdog puppies, elderflower soda and kettle corn, and the Nicest People Anywhere.  Doc wore his kilt (and was much celebrated everywhere he went) and I wore my newest finished object; Threipmuir, designed by Ysolda.  This was knit from some of my New York City yarn haul (Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift in ‘cream’ and ‘dewdrop’ and in Le Petit Lambswool from Biches & Buches in ‘Vert Gris Moyen’ (Medium Gray Green).  These two-ply fingering weight wooly wool yarns are so wonderful to work with and to wear—gently fluffy, and light as a feather.   It is not too warm for handknits.  It hardly ever is.

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  1. Your Threipmuir is beautiful. How lovely that you are able to wear hand knits in Spring!

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    1. I'll probably be able to wear them through the summer, too, at least in the evening. Summer in the North! :)

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  2. I love the sweater, your colour combinations are always gorgeous. I totally agree with you about peonies and your description of them being like party dresses is perfect. My peonies always flop so I have cut them so I can enjoy them indoors. There are lots of deep purple and a few white this year, odd because last year they were mainly pink.

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    1. Deep purple! I've never seen any like that, how wonderful! :)

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  3. Wow! That sweater is a showstopper. Doc sounds like your soulmate. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the yarn festival. Enjoy your knitting and beautiful peonies...

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, he's really the one for me--my constant companion, and handsome as the devil, too. :)

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  4. I have a whole book of jamiesons yarn projects called Knitting from the North. You would love it. I have never actually used it though. I always use what I have to make the patterns but one day I will treat myself. Jo x

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    1. Ohhhhh, that book looks so good! I'm going to take a closer look at it now; I just want to do all the colorwork! :)

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  5. What a beautiful sweater! I love Ysolda's patterns.

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    1. This was my first Ysolda pattern, but it won't be my last--it was beautifully written. :)

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  6. That is an absolutely beautiful sweater. The yarn drapes so well. I can just imagine the crowds being dizzied by you and Doc, not knowing whether to look at your fabulously knitted top half or his swirling bottom half. :)

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    1. He always gets all the attention--I only get noticed when he leaves to wait in a food truck line! :D

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  7. Lovely! Your description of lambs, puppies, all things fiber sounds heavenly!

    I must say that in Tucson, where the temperature has been in the 100's for the last couple weeks, 90's before that, etc., sweaters are the farthest thing from my mind! Shorts and sleeveless shirts - I finally had to buy some more. Motorhome AC works, fortunately.

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    1. Even at night? I thought it got chilly at night in the desert...of course, my idea of chilly is anything below 70 degrees. Haha! xoxo

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  8. wow! that's gorgeous!
    thanx for sharing

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    1. Thank you, Selina! I love this one. xoxo

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous Kristen, you sure have a way with colour. It is lovely.
    I love festivals, I love yarn, I love animals and food, so sounds like we like the same things there :) Thanks for sharing another masterpiece.

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