While Marie and Heidi were here, Marie’s interest in knitting seemed to pick up again. We made a trip to the Lancaster Yarn Shop and picked up the yarn to knit the Origami Pullover. This was prompted by our friend Heidi’s willingness to let us all try on her Origami — doesn’t it look great on Marie? Reminds me of Audrey Hepburn in a funny way. That’s 68 inches of K1P1 ribbing in the main body piece — slog knitting at it’s best. The fact that this piece is just two rectangles cleverly pieced together made Marie feel very confident about her ability to make it. She was less confident in how quickly she could make it. I agreed that if she knit the smaller of the two rectangles (about 1/3 of the knitting), that I would knit the large one. We picked out some lovely 100% alpaca in a charcoal gray, a color she can wear at work and we cast on that night. Progress is being made….I’ll keep you posted.
A far faster knit is this little fluffy shawl. I made it from the limited time Rowan Creation yarn. It took about an hour to knit up and will be a nice little donation scarf for our workplace charity silent auction. It’s fun to wear too!
I finished one other item — the Rocky Coast Cardigan that I’m calling Foggy Coast. It’s going to take a long time to dry — that wool really soaked up the water. It christened my studio sink and blocking area. I look forward to many more knits making their way through that sink and onto that table.
Well, I’m going to run…I’ve got some ribbing to knit!