Friday, September 07, 2007

Knitting with Friends

Last week I met up with my pal Phyllis at Close Knit in HoHoKus. She was getting ready for her new assignment with the store, Knit Doctor. Phyllis will provide free assistance (or analysis if your problem is more cerebral) for all of your knitting conundrums. There is no one I know who is better suited for such a job. She has eased me through many mental knit related breakdowns - socks, seaming, etc.

I was eager to show her my latest knitting projects made from yarn I bought while visiting North Carolina.


That's my delish cabled scarf sitting on Phyllis' kitchen plans for her new house. The scarf is a modified Irish hiking scarf that she did for the store. I knitted it a while back in Skacel's Adaggio. This time I used this wonderful Goddess Yarn in Frederique. It is an alpaca silk blend that feels divine. The North Carolina store, Yarn Etc., had it on sale for $4 bucks a skein. Why I only bought 4 skeins, I'll never know.


Phyllis is making the most beautiful cashmere sweater for the store. I can't wait to see the finished product.


I didn't violate my yarn diet too badly while I was in North Carolina. I told myself that I was only able to buy sale yarn and I had to make something right away. I kept to both of my rules, except for the bag below, I got carried away by choosing an ambitiously large bag and ended up running out of yarn

Phyllis gets very involved with my projects.

Finally, I finished a summer poncho I started 2 summers ago in Florida. It was during one of those hurricanes and we were stuck in this Disney resort with practically nothing to do but look at the electricity working. (Disney gets its electricity directly from the electricity god, whoever that is. There was this other rumor that while most of central Florida was without lights Mickey Mouse and Tinkerbell got together and, well you get the idea). Personally, I think the real deal was more freakier involving Jeb, Enron and Disney but I digress...

Yeah, that's Phyllis seaming it up for me. I am so lame...

6 comments:

Ina said...

I keep meaning to try Close Knits. It's close enough to be on the LYS bicycle ride-and-tie, if I ever get 'round to doing it.

Rebecca said...

okay that visual i got of tinkerbell and MM wasn't pretty! but your projects sure were.

hakucho said...

You are so lucky to have such a nice friend to help you (and others) out with your knitting! She sounds like a very special lady :)

del said...

Phyllis is mighty good to you, lol. That scarf looks ultra soft. And you're right, Disney does its electricity from the electricity gods.

Kelly said...

Every yarn store needs a doctor. Phylis looks cool to knit with too.

AR said...

knitting with friends is the best!