textural adjective

:a characteristic quality; essence

:relating to a surface that is other than smooth

:the visual and especially tactile quality of a plane

:the characteristic structure of the interwoven or intertwined threads, strands,

or the like, that make up a textile fabric

okay.  so,

i like to touch things.

cozy soft or heavily textured.

a flat surface turned 3 dimensional or silky smooth.

and all the better if my eyes feel like they can ‘touch’, too.

rough old tree bark, the surface of water at the hands of the wind;

these things really catch me and hold my attention.

what started as this: IMG_2051cropped which made me think of this:images

was ‘captured’ in the stitches of this:tasa swatch fade

grew firmly in my mind into this:sketch0004crop

and with the help of classic elite and their mountaintop ‘crestone‘ became this:DSC_3035

‘tasa’ now available here as a free pdf download courtesy of classic elite yarns.

‘smooth’ taken from 3:5 in luke.

every last yard

well, not quite every last yard.

but, really i’ve only enough left now

for a few little mini-toys that will be holiday gifts…

i had amassed


quite a collection

of wool of the andes

– all partial balls

in many different colors.

when i saw allison haas‘ sweet alluvia

in the idp at knit picks,

i knew i’d found

the way out from under

my growing pile of orphan skeins of ‘wool of the andes.

this is such a well written pattern,

and just by changing the colors or strap,

you can morph it’s personality completely.

next up for me of allison’s patterns

is litha from issue #13 of knitcircus magazine.

the little cables and eyelets of this hat are a wonderful combination.

i’ll be sporting one by the new year.

i just have to stop waffling and pick which worsted weight yarn to use.

‘different’ taken from 4:7 of 1st corinthians.