Sunday, August 16, 2009

Tweed Summer

Last weekend it was 95 degrees in Flatbush and I was holed up in my sweltering house, listening to an audiobook of Tom Sawyer and knitting on deadline for a magazine project. I'm still too superstitious to crow about my work for publications before I see it on the page, but let's just say it's something big. As in voluminous. And tweed! Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed, to be precise. Because really, what completes a summer day like a lap full of tweed? I'm spending warm summer days indoors, suffering for my art. And my next project (this time for a book)? More tweed - the exact same yarn in a different color. It's tweed with tweed on top!

Kidding aside, I'm in love with this yarn - I'm a sucker for the variation you get even with plain old stockinette stitch from slubby one-ply with a little bit of thick-and-thin to it. And this stuff is really supple feeling and dreamy to work with - it just feels great in your hands.

And now to get all hokey again, this post made me get Bananarama's "Cruel Summer" stuck in my head, so here's the chance to stick it in yours, too! Check out those overalls! New York in the 80s, banana peels, and everything!

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