We head to Norway today, for a visit with everybody’s favorite Scandinavian duo, Arne and Carlos. They knit. They crochet. They garden. They are up to all manner of stuff making, and there’s something irresistible about their attitude toward it all.
(Fun fact: “Arne and Carlos” is actually “Ann and Kay” in Norwegian. It’s true. I would like us to rig up a Sister Cities relationship with Arne and Carlos. Maybe we can do a student exchange program, or make time capsules about our respective homelands to open fifty years from now. Or whatever. Come to Nashville, y’all. Or New York. It’ll be great.)
Our One-Sock Knitalong kicks off tomorrow, May 16 (details here), and maybe you’re thinking about joining in, but you’ve never knit a sock. I’d like to share Arne and Carlos’s great 8-minute introduction to sock making. They make it look awfully easy. (It actually is.) Their recipe: sit yourself down in a garden, get a pile of sock yarn, and start knitting.
Meanwhile, I’m soddenly pregaming the One-Sock Knitalong. Can’t help it; can’t stop.
The yarn is from Bellingham, Washingtonians Rachel and Kate, who have been creating Spincycle Yarns since 2004. (Fun fact: “Rachel and Kate” is “Ann and Kay” in Washingtonese.) It’s worth taking a look at the colorways available in this particular yarn, Dyed in the Wool. Glorious shifting colors, so fun to knit.
Mill made, but it has the look of handspun. This 100% superwash American wool knits up into a dense, flat mat. I can’t think of another yarn that feels like this. I’m crazy for it, that’s for sure.
Wishing everyone a peaceful Sunday.