Rainy Day Knits

Seems like we’ve had a record-breaking amount of rain this month, plus cool temps.  Usually by this time of year knitting with wool is tricky because of the sweat factor. Not this year! I have a new FO to present, “Road Not Taken” from Lisa Lloyd’s book, A Fine Fleece.  I knit this scarf in Arucania Ranco Multi, a gorgeous sock yarn I purchased over a year ago at Modern Yarn. It is going to be a gift to my daughter Haley’s school nurse, in utmost appreciation for her care of Haley’s Type I diabetes.

Here is a close-up of the scarf, showing the simple yet elegant lace pattern:

RoadNotTaken_swatch

This yarn blocked beautifully and is so soft and lightweight. I will definitely knit this pattern again, next time in a solid color. I have some bare Malabrigo sock yarn that is screaming to be dyed…

I am patiently waiting for SUMMER OF SOCKS 2009 on Ravelry to begin on June 21st. My Hedera sock needs a mate — I finished the first one a few weeks ago:

Hedera_progress

Thank goodness for knitting on rainy days — waiting for the sun, waiting for the sun

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One Response

  1. Hah, you beat me to posting! I’m trying to think of what sock I wan to to start for SOS. Love the Hedera.

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