By Donna Druchunas
Qiviut, or musk ox down, is a world-class fiber--luxurious, hot, and light-weight. those who adventure it develop into obsessed. Qiviut makes ideal hand-knitted lace, as proven by means of the Alaskan artisans of Oomingmak Musk Ox manufacturers' Co-op. This e-book offers how-tos for knitting and designing lace, tasks fitted to new in addition to skilled lace knitters, yarn assets, and entire cultural heritage.
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One wall behind this chair is covered in several vibrant works of graffiti art, which center almost entirely around the expressive use of the letter A. ) Down the hall there is an entire roll of unwound toilet paper that I haven’t cleaned up yet, and frankly, if I keep her alive (and from setting fire to that roll or trying to flush it down the toilet in one big wad) until her mother comes back, I will feel that I have done an excellent job while babysitting. As you may be beginning to suspect, Annie is not the sort of child you would expect to be knitting.
We knitters with mountains of knits in progress are more effective and loyal than you think we are. See, no matter what anyone suspects about my fealty and its relationship to the number of projects scattered around my house, I do not have this many things on the needles because I am weak willed and pathetically susceptible to wool fumes. (Well, I am weak and pathetically susceptible to wool fumes, but that isn’t how I got into this situation. ) The problem is that I and many other knitters like me are the exact opposite of what you think we are.
The autumn is a brief interval that is chilly but not freezing, cool but not cold, a few shining weeks when all one needs to cope with the Canadian climate is the fruit of your needles. These days belong to us. These are the weeks when we are most appreciated for what we make and what we do. The few. The chosen. The knitters. These cool days are also, for many Canadians in general and for my family of McPhees in particular, the beginning of the most esteemed of autumn traditions, the Furnace Wars.