i finally got a chance to put a couple of repeats onto the fernfrost scarf last night—doesn’t the pattern look like puffs of jack frost’s chilly breath? that pattern takes a little attending to at first, but once you understand the structure of the motif, it starts going much more quickly.
and what do we love almost as much as a pretty stitch pattern?
a lovely and interesting wrong-side pattern—different, but equally pretty. it kinda looks like doves tucked into a nest together . .
really there isn’t a lot new since yesterday, but we had a couple of great finished sweaters show up to our afternoon class today
anne c scores another win with her new tangled yoke cardigan, knit up in felted tweed.
and debby completed a neck-down cardigan (#9725 from knitting pure and simple)
with her own arrangement of stripes. she’s told me the name of the yarn a hundred times and do you think i can remember it?? sigh. it’s a lovely, soft, lightweight wool that i know you’d like, too. someone from class will put it in the comments, i bet (please??)
since it’s monday i worked on my gray sweater all through classes
i’m working up the back yoke now and you can see a lot better what the cabling will look like. heh. the pattern gets a little crazy when i’m knitting it and trying to talk to people at the same time; i do a lot better on it when i’m alone. but i’m making headway—there’s a lot more sweater than there was a couple of weeks ago.
i might actually knit this again in a yarn that is available now so i can offer the pattern. i would totally wear another one of these in a completely different colorway. i have a few things in my stash that would work . . .
well, like i said, not much else is new. i’ve been teaching and working all day so i think i’ll go settle in for some knitting. there’s a scarf in the living room blowing frosty kisses my way . . .