By the time you read this, Steve will be off to his work weekend extravaganza and I will be ensconced on the sofa attacking Day 4 of the Beekeeper Cardigan Knit Along. I have roughly 5 inches to go and then the ribbing of the body as per the pattern…BUT!!! I have seen some really awesome cropped models of the Beekeeper (especially like this one) and I am contemplating doing something similar. I love the idea of making my new tunics multi-seasonal by adding a layer. Although, I think I’d like the sleeves a little bit longer. What are your thoughts?
We had a Thursday night happy hour to make up for Steve missing tonight and I made a cocktail that was really incredibly delicious! It is from Ming Tsai’s Simply Ming Show. I made the cocktail exactly as written with Thai Basil from my garden and with Bombay Sapphire East Gin. Oh.my.gosh… it was so good! If you are looking for something different to sip, I highly recommend it!
If you are knitting KK’s MKAL, clue 4 is out today! I managed to get through clue 2 and started on clue 3 last night, but I was having trouble remembering the k3tog and the sk2p, so after tinking back a row, I set it aside last night. Apparently, I need to either mark the pattern to remember or get more sleep than I have this week.
The links were slim this week, but I did manage to find some things of controversy (of course) and interest to add in to the knitting links!
This Rolling Stone article on ICE is deeply troubling.
This is beautifully done… and powerful.
The knitting community is not without controversy, sadly. I knew of a bit of an uproar over BT which is why I did not post links to their latest collection. I would like to think that this community is better than this, but apparently not.
Did you see Dot? I loved it and especially appreciated how they made Dot!
Now for some actual knitting links!
I love Black Coast (and Holst Garn is a LOVELY place to order from!)
And, finally Nacre
That’s all I have for this week! Have a great weekend and I will see you back here on Monday!
Thanks for linking to that article on the whole BT fiasco. It summed up what had happened a lot better than what I was gleaning from social media and also explained in detail why BT was being so horrible.
Hope you enjoy your weekend alone!
Have a lovely, quiet weekend. Hope your knitting is fun and no tinking allowed! The basil and gin sounds WONDERFUL!!
Kat – I do look forward to your Friday posts and links. And the yarn article is so good. I have been thinking about local yarn and small yarn companies a lot lately so this is very good for for thought.
Thank you for the link regarding the BT issue. Sadly, I have a similar feeling regarding Ravelry. While it is, indeed, a unique and useful resource, they make no effort to enforce pattern copyrights.
It is sad to see a pattern that you worked so hard on be pirated by someone else with no consequence.
That is why I’ve chosen not to put my patterns up on Ravelry anymore.
I had no idea about the BT yarn thing but I’m glad I do now. My favorite line? That was a dick move.
Well. That was eye-opening. Thanks for sharing the info about the yarn controversy. I was totally clueless, so appreciate the info. (And appalled I am. . . )
I really like the idea of a cropped Beekeeper — maybe even with long sleeves. (Especially if you’re interested in layering over tunics to extend their wear through the cooler months.) Have a great, knit-ful weekend, Kat. XO
I had’t heard about the BT controversy, so that was super interesting. I do think BT is in the wrong here. I don’t buy their yarns — too scratchy — so it won’t be hard for me to take a stand.
I had not heard of Dot, let alone seen her. So darling!!!
And everything Kate Davies designs is gorgeous.
I love the cropped Beekeeper – and the elbow-length sleeves. I guess that makes it a middle weather layer over a sleeveless tunic? sigh. I hadn’t heard about the BT thing, so thank you for educating me (and honestly, I’m happy now to have a good reason NOT to knit with his yarn…) My favorite new pattern of the week is Berlin Beach (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/berlin-beach) … and the three versions knit with Coast have me thinking…. Hope you had a productive knitting day and enjoy your solo weekend!
Your information makes me very happy to have never been a BT fan. The community has too few choices when it comes to companies, yarns, dyers, and farms. It is a “dick move” on the part of BT to use others of the community as stepping stones. Your cocktail sounds lovely! Happy weekend!
Lotsa of info packed in this post. Thanks. Oh, the world/people and their controversies…whatever’s happened to “do unto others…?” In the meantime, do enjoy your “home alone” weekend.
I love time to myself, especially when it starts off with a great cocktail and includes knitting! Hope you’re enjoying your alone time!
when my husband goes on a trip I get excited that my kitchen will stay super clean and I do not have to cook 🙂 Oh and watching whatever I want to on TV. didn’t know about the BT controversy either!
I made pretty much that exact cocktail on Sunday – it was so delicious! And I had no clue about BT but am not really surprised! 😉