Sunday, July 24, 2016


There was a tiny intermittent breeze this afternoon! For the first time in many weeks, I dragged a chaise into the Upper West Side paddock and plunked it down in a shady spot. Then I took out my knitting.

This is a sort of mindless knitting project; so far, it's just a big tube of knit knit knit knit knit. It's a perfect thing to pick up for a few minutes at the end of a tiring day. I can knit this with my eyes closed, and often do.

It began as an effort to use up several single-skein cotton yarns
that have been sitting in my stash for a while.
Unused. Unplanned-for. What a waste!
So I'm just having fun. Making it up as I go along.

I think it's going to be a reversible summer top.
I'm pretty sure it will be reversible;
less sure that it will be a wearable top.
It could be a pillow. Or a towel.
We'll see.

It's an experiment.

And like most experimental work, it has advisers.



  1. Is that passing a sniff test or a taste test?

    1. Good question! You know how you test the "hand" of a piece of fabric? This is the goat equivalent. They do the best they can without having actual hands ;)

  2. Will the goats eat a knitted goat sweater if one was put on them?

    1. Some folks knit little jackets for their kids born in early Spring, but I think Life is too short to knit for goats! I've got it down to a very few minutes to make a "custom fitted" polarfleece jacket for a kid. :)

  3. Oooh - I'd love to have an adviser like yours!!

  4. Looks like it's got taste testers as well. :)


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