After an easy journey with lots of space (upgrade!) and a little knitting I arrived in New York on Thursday evening where I met up with Hannah.
We spent yesterday afternoon walking around downtown where we found the adorable Purl Soho and Purl Patchworkand had lunch at the lovely Once Upon a Tart beside Purl.
I love this very springy display. I picked up some yarn and cotton stuffing for a new toy I’m working on. I’m looking forward to trying this more natural stuffing (which I got in Purl Patchwork – ask for it) and it was surprisingly cheap – comparable to the price of the polyester stuff at home.
Today we wandered around and had a picnic in central park before exploring the Natural History museum where I met a Narwhal skeleton
and found some yarn making.
Aren’t these spindles beautiful?
If you’re NYC I’ll be at The Point tomorrow from 2 with lots of samples and books – I’d love to see you there.
An alternating cable cast on is a useful, stretchy cast on for ribbing that’s less fussy to work than a tubular cast on. It’s worked like a regular cable cast on, but instead of casting on each stitch knitwise stitches are alternately cast on knitwise and purlwise.
This tutorial includes both step by step photos and videos so you can use whichever suits you better.
This post was originally in our newsletter last week and since then several subscribers have reached out with incredible kindness to say that they'll miss the club but want to keep supporting us. We appreciate that so much, and, although we obviously need purchases to keep the business going there are lots of other ways that you can support us. I've added a few notes at the end on ways that you can support our business and my design work without spending money. All of them apply to other small yarn businesses, and many of them to small businesses of all kinds.