The weekend offered a little bit of a finishing flurry with CeCe and Persephone coming off the needles within a day of each other. It was rather exciting to have nothing on the needles for a short time. (If you want to stay my friend you will not remind me of the two languishing socks). No time was wasted in contemplation of what would next embellish the needles…I have a queue!
Miriam's Persephone and Judy's yarn made beautiful music together and the experience was wonderful. The mix of patterns, from leaf motif to faggoting and back again, was enjoyable and not too complicated. Judy's yarn has a crisp, yet soft hand, a beautiful sheen, and a texture that enhances the stitches. Nice work, both of you!
Pattern: Persephone by Miriam Felton
Yarn: Yarn: Ball and Skein Arbori (50% Merino, 50% Tencel) - Purple Haze by Judy (Kits available)
Time to Knit: April 12, 2009 – April 25, 2008
The other scarf on my needles (maybe it's my time for scarves, not socks) was the handspun Scroll Stitch (the one I shared with you last week), but I've since changed my mind. The pattern just wasn't lacy enough to show off the glorious halo of the alpaca/angora blend. While the yarn is slightly overspun it still knits up beautifully. The Lace Ribbon Scarf by Véronik Avery was deemed (by me) to have the right amount of lace (big holes!), to be soft and lovely to wear around my delicate neck, and to be interesting and fun to knit. The change has been good.
My participation in PS (Earth) Elements was at a low point this month. As many of you know, I'm not a big fan of green and since the Sock Mojo is nowhere to be found I can't even knit a pair of appropriate socks. My love of brown comes to the rescue, as does a very pretty pattern, found via Ravelry, for a simple garter stitch feather and fan shawl, Shetsoie. How lucky that the perfect yarn for this project was in my stash...Alchemy Haiku in "Twig" brown. (YAY!) The shawl is growing nicely as there is minimal thinking involved, although the tiny needles (#3) make the going slow. The shaded brown yarn, with the feather and fan edging, should make this more interesting in the end than it is now. I can't help but think charred Brillo Pad.