I still haven’t bought the yarn for the short-sleeved sweater I showed you a couple of weeks ago, but I’m making progress on my test placemat (or whatever) that’s helping me master linen stitch. It’s different from everything I’ve ever done and feels more like weaving than knitting. I realized that last time I didn’t do a good job of showing what linen stitch looks like up close, so I took the time to get a good close-up:
Isn’t that cool?
Other than showing off my linen stitch, mostly I’m just here today to tell you that apparently I’m now old enough that my books from college require special handling. I pulled this one off the shelf and opened it as if it were any other book, and the cover just popped off in my hand, just like that. Next time I’ll wear white cotton gloves and store the book in a climate-controlled vault. And there will have to be paperwork involved, of course.
With Daylight Savings Time on the horizon, I will do my best to keep obnoxious reflections of the overhead light out of my Yarn Along photos for the next seven months.
Yarn Along is hosted by Ginny on her blog, Small Things. Happy Wednesday!
I just love that linen stitch. I keep wanting to try it. It reminds me of weaving on my rigid heddle.
Thanks! I’ve never done any weaving at all, but this stitch makes me want to try it.
Its beautiful. And actually in danish we call this kind of knitting something like weaving-knitting 🙂
Oh, that’s interesting and makes perfect sense — thanks!