The weather stayed on the chilly side all weekend and we finally broke down Sunday morning and turned on the heat. It was 60 degrees in the house and shivering while reading the paper, holding a cup of coffee (or a wiggly dog) just for the warmth, and wearing multiple layers of clothing just got old.
The snow melted off the front of the Wasatch Range, but the higher elevations still had several inches of white, cold 'stuff'. As we drove up the canyon the view was beautiful in every direction and Snowbird was full of people enjoying the first winter wonderland of the season (instead of the OktoberFest). One man was serving snowmen for breakfast if you wanted to sit on the patio. We opted to dined inside and enjoy a nice warm meal.
Snowbird was a glorious place for Seraphim to spread her wings for the first time. The snow covered mountain peaks were heard to sing her praises as she was so elegant and beautiful.
When Seraphim you see, you'll know it's me, as she will be my Rhinebeck companion (as long as it's not raining). Knitting with Grayce's luscious yarn (Plain and Fancy Wool Co.) was pure heaven. The colorway is rich and shaded beautifully throughout the pattern. From ball to ball the intensity of color didn't change and it is difficult to where one ball ended and another began. The fabric is light and soft, but shows off detail in the lace and keeps its shape, too. Because the yarn was a sport weight and not the fingering weight called for, the shawl is much larger. She fits my 6' frame well and wraps me up in the warmth of her feather work.
Miriam has created a delightful pattern for a beginning lace knitter and yet, a more advanced knitter would enjoy the simplicity of design and the elegant lace work along the edge. The mix of a fabulous pattern with a perfect yarn creates a heavenly knit. It was hard to come to the end of this perfect experience, but rapture will be mine, as Seraphim wraps around me this winter.
Pattern: Seraphim by Miriam Felton- Mimknits
Yarn: Plain and Fancy Wool Co. Sport - 3 skeins Plum
Needles: Size 8 AddiTurbos
Finished Size: 8' across the top - 44" top to point
Time to Knit: August 25-September 13, 2006