It`s been a glorious May 24 weekend. I`ve had lots of fun, sun, rest, relaxation and socializing. But also housecleaning, shopping and cooking. It`s amazing what a difference that one extra day makes.
Oh yes, there was also knitting. Have you seen this magazine?
It is packed with projects using traditional techniques taken from back issues of Piecework magazine. There are some really great things in here. Like Bohus:
And twined mittens, also known as two-ended knitting:
I tired twined knitting a couple of years ago, but gave it up because not only is it incredibly slow to work, but it is also recommended that you use a yarn with a Z-twist. Most commercial yarns are S-twist and they tend to come unspun when working twined knitting. See, here's the difference between the two types of twist:
That's z-twist yarn!!! I was flabbergasted. You know where I got it? You'll never guess. At the Waterloo farmer's market! I was at the market just last Thursday and I bought the yarn to support the local farmer, and because it's nice stuff from a British milk-sheep. So now I think I want to make twined mittens or socks.
But also in the same magazine was a pattern for Party Socks by Nancy Bush:
Oh yes! Party-hearty weekend!! Knit on my friends. :)