Shazam! How does it happen that I barely started this scarf, then set it aside for a month to knit a ridiculous sweater
, then came back to this project and it was finished in the blink of an eye? During a period of time when quiet evenings at home happen only once or twice a week?! This phenomenon -- the magical appearance of finished objects in a life with plenty of other activities and interests swirling about simultaneously -- is quickly becoming my favorite aspect of knitting. Rarely is there a substantial chunk of uninterrupted time when I'm focusing on a specific project, but instead the knitting happens in the background, in little bits here and there while waiting for/involved in other activities, visiting with friends, etc., so it's such a fun surprise when I suddenly realize, hey, this project's ready for bind-off!Pattern: Taize by Susan Pandorf
Yarn: Ball and Skein's sock yarn, bought at Spa Knit and Spin
This pattern knit up in a honeycomb-shaped, deeply textured
way that was thick and luscious. I had hoped to just block it enough to neaten up the edges, but of course the whole thing went limp upon soaking and I realized it was equally beautiful when blocked to open up the pattern fully. The honeycomb ridges settled in as gently undulating curves spiraling up around the paired holes for a full 12" x 80" of light and lacy goodness.
Next up: Knitspot's La Novia
, I think. Because I'm loving the lacy scarves in semi-solid yarns and there are two skeins of deep teal alpaca/merino/silk on my desk, just waiting.