I buy a lot of patterns I may or may not ever knit. In many cases it’s sort of like paying a museum fee — a way of showing my appreciation for the work, regardless of whether I plan to knit it. I also read them for fun and education; my mind has worked its way through many more patterns than my fingers ever have. When I bought Stonecutter the other night it was both of those things, plus I just really wanted to see what the charts looked like. Holy. Moly. That two-page chart on the chair up there is just the beginning! So now I’m wondering how — literally, logistically — one would keep track of one’s place as one worked across those numerous, loooong, teeny-tiny rows. I’m sure many of you have brilliant tricks up your sleeve for that, so please weigh in. Because I really do think I’m casting on for this one of these days. I can’t resist its pull.
Also, some SHOP NEWS:
1) The wildly popular leather tool pouches are back in stock. The backorders have all been filled, leaving available (at present) five blue, five rust and four tan. Based on how quickly the last batch went, I advise not hesitating. And the sold-out wooden gauge rulers are also back in stock.
2) I’m having a teensy SALE! It’s time to clear out some shelf space for new goodies coming in, so I’ve marked down a few items: the last of the discontinued cedar sachets, some stray partner-less bushel baskets, and Taproot. Again, very limited quantities.
3) Among the fabulous Fringe Supply Co. stockists are now Shabby Sheep in Dallas TX, Makers’ Mercantile in Kent WA and Fiddlehead Yarns in Kenosha WI. To see if there’s a shop near you, check the Stockists page. And if you’re a shop owner interested in carrying Fringe totes this fall/holiday, please get your orders in early!
Thanks everybody — have a great weekend. And in addition to the question above, as always, I’d love to hear about what you’re making …