A Fiber-Filled Weekend
I started two new projects, got a yarn birthday gift from knitfriend, Carol S., and met up with the Wolverinas to show off knitting and gab for an hour or so.
Today, I met up with Marilyn, Carol, Kathy and Marilyn's granddaughter, Liz.
It was a fun time, as usual. Marilyn told funny family stories, Kathy regaled us with wonderfully funny gossip, Carol was hysterical, and poor Liz had to put up with four old fuddy-duddies. At least Liz looked amazing, and was fed extremely well. I hope that made it worth the trip for her.
As part of the get-together, Carol very generously gave me a belated birthday gift from her stock of incredibly dyed yarns.
This is a fine Peruvian Merino that she hand-dyed (like all the Black Bunny Yarns). If I had only had this a few days ago, I would have used it for one of my new projects.
As feared, I worked not even one stitch on the colorblock cardigan. Instead I stared two new projects that I was just too excited not to start.
New Project 1
The first one was the Boteh scarf that friend Kathy designed and was in the latest Interweave Crochet.
I'm knitting it in some mystery cone yarn that I've had hanging around forever. The pattern is addictive. Have you ever worked on one of those projects where you want to just keep making it to the next part. The Boteh scarf is one of those projects.
I'm not an expert crocheter, and the pattern has some areas where it's a little unclear. But as soon as I was finished the second triangle, the rhythm was set, and I have already finished 10 triangles (the picture wasn't updated in time for blogging).
New Project 2
I couldn't resist starting something with my latest homespun, and with my recent purchase of a couple of the Lavold books, I found something that I thought would be perfect.
Lavold does hers in a DK or sport-weight yarn, and mine is in bulky, but I stole her edge patterning completely. It's making the colors of the bulky multi-color merino stand out incredibly well (this one looks better when clicked on to enlarge). The fabric is also incredible soft and warm.
Readers Zaz writes, "I could not find your email, i wanted to thank you for the willy warmer pattern."
I was so grateful to hear from Zaz, as she had a copy of the Willie Warmer pattern that I had lost in my last migration to the latest version of blogger. The pattern is linked in my sidebar for anyone who might have been looking for it. Thanks Zaz.