Hi, everyone. We are 7 days into our Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives in Michigan. Southeastern Michigan (where I live) seems to be the next hot bed for the Coronavirus. I thought books, yarn, Netflix and wine would keep me satisfied, but I was wrong. Early on, I decided I needed to feel more accomplished than that every day. So, I brought out my “Things I need to do but I really don’t want to do them” list. That helps. Early on, I also felt the need to finish something so I got out my Issey Scarf I started when I went to Linda’s for our Rose City Yarn Crawl. HERE IT IS!
I do love it. I have previously mentioned this is my all-time favorite pattern. I usually have one on my needles for traveling. I think this color is amazing and it definitely needs to go to someone with red hair. Can’t you just see this beautiful green wrapped around a neck with red hair above. And once again it always looks better on Lydia.
When I finished Issey, I suddenly had the craving for the soothing rhythm of double knit. I love double knit. Many think I am crazy but there is just something about the counting and the rhythm that calms my anxious spirit. And then there is color. I desperately needed to use a colorful evolution type of yarn.
This is Wendescal “Neue Galaxies” by Daniela Jutzi. I saw it on Pinterest sometime ago, fell in love and bought the pattern. I’ve never found the perfect yarn. The fun part of this pattern is that it is written in German. I panicked at first, but then I remembered, I know how to double knit and don’t need direction for that. All I need is the chart. So I went shopping in the Stash Studio and found this.
This is Freia Ombre’ in Dirty Hippie and my Ultra Alpaca Lite. As soon as I found Dirty Hippie, I knew I was on m way to a soothing yet invigorating experience. This is what it looked like shortly after I started.
An this is what it looks like now.
I can’t wait until the color changes. I hope you are all Staying home, staying staying and staying knitting. We’ll talk again real soon.
This blog is dedicated to Mary Helen Growt my first knitting teacher and the woman who changed my life. The mission of Knitting: A Love Story is to preserve, share and promote the love of knitting.