A burgundy hand is worth, too, in the rush
Friday October 11th 2013, 11:05 pm
Filed under: Knit

Blocked now. Done, in three days, and if I hurry I can finish three projects in under two weeks.

That is, I was thinking, if I knew what that third was actually going to be. I knew what I wanted to do: grandson stuff, Paige stuff, daughter stuff, but the germs were the issue. And so I went stash diving for inspiration.

Not that, I want something brighter, not that, it just doesn’t…too blah, not that….

Oooh, look, that cherry silk/lycra goes really well with that burgundy-red laceweight baby alpaca! Who knew! And the lycra will help anchor the silk in place and keep it from slipping out and away from the other yarn. (I’ve learned the hard way: pure, slippery-spun silk doubled with something else? Don’t.)

I had no intention whatsoever of knitting anything remotely brown, none. But the yarn cat’s-cradled me and ignored my protests–this was it.

Even said a little prayer as I sat down to swatch to test for best needle size, was this really what I was supposed to do next?

Blink. Okay, then. Just make sure to tell me the right place to send it when I’m done, okay? And germ-free?

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Beautiful! Feel better soon!

Comment by Kelli King 10.12.13 @ 12:58 am

How about a steam blocking to nail any germs?

And I’m sure you’ll come to understand where this next item is meant to go, you always do.

I’m hoping you will be able to dive into the stash again soon, worry-free about germs.

Comment by twinsetellen 10.12.13 @ 9:11 am

That photo makes a great piece of art.

Comment by Donald Meyer 10.12.13 @ 9:57 am

Cousin’s surgery much better than expected but I was away from my computer. I am so glad you are feeling better–I didn’t even know you were so sick. Thinking of you.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 10.12.13 @ 10:24 am

Lovely. I’m sure it will tell you where it should live…

Comment by Channon 10.12.13 @ 6:14 pm

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