Monday, December 31, 2007
Last FO of 2007
Back in Minneapolis I had a chance to connect with a childhood family friend who has also become an avid knitter. Our kids are all roughly the same age, so she brought them over for a visit and we got to talking knitting. I introduced her to Ravelry, and she brought our her knitting bag and showed me her recent projects. We didn't even notice as the room began to clear with our talk of Malabrigo, Twin Cities LYS yore and Waldorf school needlework projects. She gave me the wayworn ball band pattern of the lovely little neck warmer she was wearing, and faster than you can say 'yarn addiction', I was on my way to Needlework Unlimited across town and then Borealis yarns in St. Paul. "St. Paul?!" my family exclaimed, "Why are you going all the way over there?". My family has yet to figure out that knitting is not only an all-consuming lifestyle but also provides one with an excellent excuse to get out of the house...
Pattern: One Skein Virtue Lace Jabot
Yarn: This pattern is written for the dearly departed Artful Yarns Virtue, but I subbed a skein of Elsebeth Lavold Baby Llama in kiwi and it worked like a dream.
Needles: Size 7
Mods: As written the scarf is supposed to be 17 ins., but I went for broke and made it much longer.
Borealis Yarns and Needlework Unlimited. How can I adequately describe the shear plenitude of needful yarns contained therein? I will finish this post and thus the year with a cavalcade of new yarn, and hope that all of you have a happy and healthy new year and that you remain the ebullient, cheeky knitters that I know you indeed all are.
1. Crystal Palace Merino 5 2. Elsebeth Lavold Baby Llama 3. Dream in Color Classy in Blue Lagoon 4. Dream in Color Smooshy in Spring Tickle 5. Dream in Color Classy in Ruby River 6. Malabrigo Worsted in Water Green 7. Shibuiknits 8. Diakeito Diamusée fine in 117 9. Shibuiknits 10. Cherry Tree Hill Supersock DK in Brights 11. Rowan Felted Tweed 12. Rowan Kid Classis 13. Jo Sharp Silk Aran Tweed 14. Koigi Kpppm 15. Colinette Cadenza in Toscana