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I might actually consider joining this knitalong... if I had an extra $120 for yarn! I do love that brick color... mmm.... It could be my birthday gift to me... early....

By Blogger Amie, at 12:02 PM  

Well, you can use any yarn but I do love that color and I loved knitting with the yarn last year. And thanks for the heads up about the link - fixed it as best as could be. You can't link to the individual yarn pages.

By Blogger Bess, at 5:40 PM  

My sis and I are interested in knitting an aran so I will check back to your site soon. Thx

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Thursday, September 02, 2004  

OOOO! A Red Brick Cashmerino Aran Knit-Along! Now that’s a knitalong to win my heart.

Okay Annie - and anybody else - It’s a go. I checked out the Ram Wools site and they sell Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in bags of 10 balls for $62.55. I figure I’ll need 20 to be on the safe side. It’s just under 100 yards per ball and if at all possible, I want a hat to go with the sweater. I saw the most yummy display of red aran sweater, hat and scarf last winter at the Anne Taylor shop in the mall and my first thought was "That’s the one I want to make!"

I plan to order the yarn as soon as the VISA billing month rolls around, sometime near the end of the first week of the month. So - I’ll probably order it Monday as the HappyBirthdayToMe gift. I can’t start knitting on the sweater till I finish the purple mohair lace, but I’m whipping up the first sleeve of that so I ought to be able to start before the end of the month.

So - How about this?

2004 Aran knit along

Yarn: your choice
Color: your choice
Style: your choice
Display: your blog
Starting date: Sept. 20 2004

Of course, it’s not really important for me to knit an aran with a group and I hope it isn’t for anybody else. I have always planned to knit one. In fact, I bought enough of the old Berocco Blue Faced Leicester back years ago to do just that. But since then I’ve realized that I didn’t want to work with such a dark color on such a richly textured garment. I may still, one of these days, but I’m certainly not inspired to do so now. I think that stuff is destined for a more structured tightly knit Jean Frost type jacket.

Here is a suggestion, though - how about a Pray Along; for the folks in Florida, and points south east? I’m not looking forward to what 10 more inches of rain would do to us, but my god - I shudder to think about it hitting Florida, and more especially Catherine et. al. So - a little chanting, meditating, singing, dancing or whispering is called for about now.

I’m still quite up about it being September, and I made good use of my time yesterday, a worthy tribute to the month. But my excitement is somewhat subdued, after a WisdomToothVisit with the dentist. Dr. Andrea is a hoot, absolutely addicted to stuffing several pair of hands into your mouth and then asking you questions that require complex answers. She completely broke me up yesterday with a question about the book Ruby Fruit Jungle that was so off the wall I collapsed into uncontrollable laughter. I’m still laughing a little at her question and still thinking up more teasing answers for her.

Laughter aside, though, the right side of my head is still not functioning properly. I’ll spend the day working quietly in my office, creating gant charts so we can tackle all the things we promised to do in the 5-year plan. Staff meeting on Tuesday.

I will conclude with this advice for spinners. If you ever get a chance to spin a blend of coopworth/llama/silk [60/25/15%] grab it. It’s soft. It spins fast. It forgives all errors. And, Annie, it’s done and will be in the mail as soon as it’s dry.

posted by Bess | 8:12 AM