This dissertation on hand-knit swiffer-covers came out of a conversation I had with the divine Maxcine of Stitch Therapy about acrylic yarns. I believe she is still shaking her head about it, and not exactly in 'wonder'...
While we're knitting (and no, Sara doesn't Garden so much in February - this is knittin'-season!), Catherine took this fab picture of me and my improvised hat-kerchief-headband pattern:
|Orange - the new neutral!|
|Better view of dragon-skin stitch|
The first picture is a little closer to the beautiful yarn's real color (soft, dreamy) - plus, it looks as though a giant tree is flinging its branches out of my head, because it's such a sweet-petite sort of head covering. Look, a botanical reference!
The Dragon Skin stitch pattern is from Barbara Walker's 2nd Treasury of Knitting Patterns - an encyclopedic sequel to her first compendium of stitch patterns. I've been doing a sort of Julie-Julia thing, working my way through it. This one's all about the Year of the Dragon, and I'm riffing on it in other ways, because it's so beautiful... and it's easier to see it in less fascinatingly dyed yarn. Stay tuned for the mittens, more fish-like, and in the other color you thought I'd never be caught dead wearing or knitting. You may pretty-please guess in the comments, or just let me know - what newness and leaping are you up to?