09 March 2011

It's a Holiday if I Say So

Made this for a dear friend and colleague who moved away. Should have made it earlier for the winter. Then again, she and her husband were purging household goods like mad for the move, so it's good not to have added to their worldly goods prior to the move.

They're in warmer climate now, but this is still a suitable spring gift for those greyer spring days.

The yarn is Mountain Colors River Twist. The color - Grasshopper, I think. Picked it up at String Theory in Glen Ellyn. Used a pattern developed by and for Knit 1 in Chicago. Bought this in the fall, so it expired “purchase for specific project” shelf life and moved into stash. I knit the yarn doubled and wanted something fast to move stash from storage to done. Use up the skein. Have a small ball about racquetball size - just enough for a garnish somewhere.

I loved the colors in the skein. This was a good lesson in color theory for spinning. The yarn twists have some sparkle. I doubled the yarn and effectively muddied the sparkle. So it goes. And so it goes away.

Happy Gift-Goes-In-The-Mail Day! I'm celebrating, no matter how quiet the party for this party of one.

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