Yay Snow?

 

 

 

Winter storm Gail has come and gone, leaving us a beautiful white blanket, just over a foot deep.  Having not been in snow for a decade, I volunteered for the first pass with the shovel.  That might seem foolish but I do remember that it only gets worse.  Sure enough, some things never change.  It was light and fluffy last night.  It was definitely heavier and harder to move this morning.

We adults were looking forward to bundling up and heading out for a little playtime.  The toddler, who’s never seen snow like this before, had a different opinion.  This is a direct quote…

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So now, we’re happily back inside, dry and warm, playing fruit ninja and knitting.

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I’m currently working on an asymmetric triangle in the sequence knitting style.  My sequence is K6, P6 with two row stripes so my pattern is:

Row 1: KFB, (K6, P6) to last stitch, KFB

Row 2: KFB, (K6, P6) to end

Switch colors and repeat Rows 1 & 2.

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Easy enough to pick up & put down repeatedly (constantly, as toddler whims dictate).  And look at this fabric, deceptively complex & interesting.  This is the genius of sequence knitting.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, sequence knitting is a terrific technique to read up on, if you haven’t already. 

And, as if that wasn’t enough, the white speckly yarn, Viv Sock from The Black Squirrel in Berkeley, in color Kiss my Glitz is UV reactive.  I don’t have a black light and there’s no chance I’ll be anywhere with a black light anytime soon but I’m still excited about the possibility.  Someday, parties will happen again and clubs will open up again.  When that day comes I’ll be ready with my awesome new accessory! 

Here’s pics I stole from The Black Squirrel to give you an idea of the effect.

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Check out The Black Squirrel website to see more!  They don’t have this rainbow colorway in stock anymore but they do have some single color speckle skeins still.  It’s not to late to buy yourself a New Year’s Eve gift.  Getting rid of 2020 is definitely worth celebrating!

9 Comments

  1. Yum and Yarn

    I am normally a “yay” snow kinda person, as we get it so very rarely, and I think it is beautiful. Thankfully (?) because we get it so rarely, our part of the world kind of grinds to a halt!

    What a fabulous skein! Glow in the dark is fun!

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    1. FogKnits

      I’m a big fan of sequence knitting. You can apply it to any shape, symmetric triangle, rectangle scarf or stole, hats, even sweaters. You can make your sequence more complicated…the only limit is your imagination! It’s really super!

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    1. FogKnits

      Seriously, where can you put it all? The borough my sister lives in just came through and picked up the snow along the sides of the street…carting off dump truck after dump truck. We can’t figure out where they’ve taken it all!

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