So I wanted to show you my (very little) Slade progress — lest you think I’ve left off knitting altogether — and as I was laying it out for this photo, I had the urge to put the second sleeve on top of the first just to illustrate a point. The point being: the power of blocking. Much of the difference between the blocked sleeve and the not-yet-blocked one is obvious, although what you can’t tell from the photo is the difference in the feel and drape of the fabric. But a funny thing happened on the way to this photo. See how the camera is picking up on brown undertones in the yarn, and even thinks the upper part of the second sleeve was knitted with a distinctly browner skein than the rest? I can’t see any of that, whatsoever, with my naked eye. But now I’m worried my sleeve is two different colors and I’m just too blind to see it! #thingsoldpeopleworryabout
Regardless, onward I shall knit. And I’ll be working on this come Saturday and the aforementioned Open House, which I’ve since dubbed the Fringe Supply Co. Sit & Knit & Shop & Sip event here at the Fringe mini-warehouse. That’s this Saturday, tomorrow, December 7th, from 2-5pm, 1450 4th St in Berkeley CA. I’ll have hyper-local pilsner,* some bubbly, cheese and chocolate.
And speaking of chocolate: Because I love chocolate and I love my customers, all Fringe Supply Co. orders from today through Christmas Eve (assuming my supply holds out) will have a little square of Poco Dolce tucked inside. There are a lot of illustrious chocolates to have originated in SF, but for my money nothing beats Poco Dolce. If you’ve never had it, I’ll just say that it’s as if I were sticking a gold coin in each order. I wish there was a way I could send one to every blog reader everywhere, because I love you as much as I love chocolate. If only my pockets were lined with gold …
*The Trumer brewery (gold-medal pilsner!) is less than a block away.