Remember that glorious bamboo yarn I bought in Bend last Easter? The project I was furiously trying to finish? Well, furiously became leisurely when I realized it wasn’t going to fit its original intended recipient; my old friend, Laurie, who moved away after 15 years in Portland. Once I started to work on it at a snail’s pace I pondered my options for who should have it (would be to small for me). I happily decided to gift it to my friend, Kieren (not the model here) who was with me when I bought the yarn. She was with me as I struggled with the lace pattern at the bottom and always admired the piece while we worked on projects together. And it fits her. (Dear Laurie, you will still be getting something special when I can figure out what went wrong with my gage!)
The pattern is from Joelle Hoverson’s Last-Minute Knitted Gifts. The yarn is Be Sweet’s hand-dyed bamboo yarn. It is luscious! It feels so good against the skin—I will most definitely make something with it for myself next summer. Or maybe something fancy for a winter party.
And a new project is underway as of last night. I cast on for the February Lady Sweater, which I am so excited about. I picked up the most gorgeous kettle-dyed merino wool from Malabrigo. I will post photos when I finish it.
Gotta wrap this up. We’re headed out for our last camping trip of the season, this time at the beach. I’m looking forward to it, but am having a hard time motivating myself to do the packing. So much work.