Before the concert began on Wednesday (and before the rain), I cast on Summer Tweed for Chamomile. Mary Beth is right! It does create a beautiful fabric. The ribbing was just finished when she had to be stowed under my chair for safe keeping from the rain. Summer Tweed knits a little like cotton, as it has no give (70% silk 30% cotton). But it does have a nice texture and the color has a rich depth to it from the tweeded colors. Little flex of soft orange and burgandy enhance the color of the not-quite-ripe berry red. It's perfectly delicious knitting.
Annie posted about the new book Hot Knits and with just a few clicks on amazon.com it was on its way. Ordered it sight unseen just on Annie's say so. It was a good recommendation! I also added The Knitters Handy Book of Sweater Patterns by Ann Budd to meet the 'Free Shipping' requirement and they both arrived yestereday. If you want to read a good review of Ann's book you can check Eilene’s blog. It should be a very helpful knitting reference, as was her first book of patterns.
At Stitch 'n Bitch I stared this scarf (from the Purl Book) that will be worn with Sally’s Raglan this winter. It’s an easy ‘mistake stitch’ pattern…simple, fast knitting. I know you want to see my Kersti! BUT, before showing you pictures of my finished Sally’s Raglan you must head over to Susan’s place and wish her a very happy birthday (tomorrow)! She deserves a ton of comments! But, then come on back to the Kersti blog