The Yarn Harlot, aka Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, made an appearance in Chicago last night to read from her book All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin. I saw her back in 2007 when she was promoting another one of her six published books. As always, she was delightfully warm, funny and honest about the inner workings of the knitting world. She read two excerpts from her most recent work, which I’m looking forward to devouring this weekend.
What now is somewhat of a tradition, Melissa came to the event. We’ve been to a few Harlot events. New this year was Sue, who still categorizes herself as a new knitter. We all got our books signed by the knitting celebrity.
I brought my European Adventure sock project with me to finish. By the time I returned to Chicago at the end of my 17-day trip, I had knit both socks up to the cuff of the second sock. Quite a hefty feat, if I do say so myself. I was able to finish the cuff (with just enough yarn from the Knit Picks skein Stroll Hand-Painted in Tea Party. One skein made the knee sock pair!
The colorway also had some really nice variegation. It wasn’t until the top of the sock that the striping got a little off. Overall, though I really like the result. They’re comfortable and warm, all the characteristics desired in a nice pair of knee socks.
I may have to experiment with adding some elastic into the cuff to hold them up, but I’ll look into that later.
Stash knit down 2011 total: 11
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