03 January 2015

MY "FLUD-LOW" HATCHING - guest blogger Andrea

I just wanted to add a couple of pictures of my slowly "hatching" Fludlow.  I took down Christmas yesterday and finished it up today.  We had guests drop in (x 2) last night.  Today I've vowed to get my books bills in order before the week starts and since it is the new year.  I've had little time to really get up a full head of steam on this.  It's making me crazy.  Here are a couple of pictures to show the loveliness of the pattern/yarn. 
FYI - Yarn bowl by Jennie the Potter

Sitting on a bed of  Laminaria

Now, for some cool trivia I stumbled upon.  I got to thinking about punnery regarding this flock thing and have read some information about flocking (it's mighty interesting stuff).  This is the coolest thing I've learned so far:

A V formation (sometimes called a skein) is the symmetric V-shaped flight formation of flights of geese, ducks, and other migratory birds.

A SKEIN! Who knew! Happy knitting.


  1. I wish my Ravelry status on this project could read "In Flight"!

    1. I'm thinking of a flock of birds as opposed to a flock of sheep, you may have realized. Maybe I should shift my flock wit to the woolly kind. What was I thinking. I even looked at your beautiful flock graphic and didn't make the connection in my "bird brain".

  2. you smarty! thanks for the 'skein' trivia...I didn't know that!

    how long did you wait in line at Jenny the Potter's stall at Rhinebeck...I've heard it takes hours sometimes ;)

    your Ludlow looks gorgeous ~ love that natural color for the Guernsey ~ the stitches really pop! I'd love to see your Laminaria in person sometime!

  3. Actually, Melissa, I got my yarn bowl at Stitches 3 yrs. ago. Jennie was VERY pregnant and taking orders for most everything because she wasn't going to get into the studio until after giving birth. I waited for a number of months but I didn't care. I love the bowl and it's little details. I didn't get to see her at Rhinebeck last year. It was impossible to see everything in one afternoon.

    1. I've heard her line at Rhinebeck is longer than the fiber lines ~ cracks me up.

      You're lucky to have some of her pottery!