Sea Urchin Treasure Bag is a new pattern of mine found in Making Vol.2: Fauna. My essay describing the magic of the annual sheep shearing on Nash Island, in downeast Maine is also included in the issue.
Making Vol.2: Fauna, is rich with projects and inspiration, as is always the case with Carrie Bostick Hoge’s publications. For me FAUNA is an especially compelling subject, a tribute to the various creatures that intrigue and inspire us, either at our homes or in the wild. I’ll leave you with some eye candy. I suggest ordering your copy today before it is sold out!
Making is a bi-annual themed publication for knitters and makers.
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Shell Kennedy says
~ LOVE * LOVE * LOVE * the Sea Urchin Treasure Bag ~
I always order Carrie’s books. So especially delighted that you are joining her in these projects Mary Jane !! The Nash Island Sheep adventure was wonderful to read about. Really COOL !!
Hi Mary Jane, GORGEOUS photo!!! I wish our beaches here looked that pretty! I have a question for you. I’m working on your hat pattern from the latest issue of Vogue Knitting. Colors B and C (Maritime and DuckEgg) that I purchased look almost identical in the skein, and when knitted up they look exactly like the same color. They are also much darker than what they look like in the photo 🙁 I’m not sweating it, but I think Rowan made a boo boo with my batch of both colors (I know all die lots are different and you swatched yours with a different die lot than the skeins mine are from). My overall problem is that after knitting rows 1-10 on chart 1, I have almost no color differentiation at all between shades B and C! Hence my reason for writing, should I re-order another skein of Duck Egg (C) and hope for the best or pick out something else that looks close to what you used? If I order a “substitute” do you have any recommendations for a replacement shade? I don’t have any local yarn shops that sell this yarn so the only thing I have to go on is Rowan’s website: (http://www.knitrowan.com/yarns/felted-tweed). From the photo of your hat “DuckEgg” looks almost white. Does your Duck Egg look like a very pale gray blue like on their website? I’m thinking of either “Scree” or “Clay” – When I look at the swatches on the following website, Scree looks like a bright light blue and Clay looks like a pale white gray: https://www.englishyarns.co.uk/acatalog/Products_Felted_Tweed_34.html I ordered some yarn from Jared/Brooklyn Tweed last winter and had the same problem with two skeins, different color names, identical color! They told me that it happens during the mixing of the colors in the wool with “tweed” yarn. The next time I order Rowan yarn, I’m ordering a shade card! I should have known better Mary Jane, arrgghhh. Anyways, the knitting is quick and easy so I shouldn’t be complaining, I’m just a little stressed my friend. I know it has nothing to do with your pattern. I love, love, love it so much. Thanks for any help you might be able to provide!