Friday, October 07, 2005

my mom can outknit your mom

This is instead of boring you with four inches of Torgeir front. fyi.
This is a toddler sweater Mom knit on a whim last week. Because she's stalled between two other projects and just happened to have stashed some KnitPicks Crayon . The pattern is from the pattern-a-day box. I think she said she modified the design- something about an unnecessary big bear's face? Not quite sure. She usually changes something as she goes along. I'll vouch for the feel of this yarn though. A soft, almost silky- feeling boucle cotton, really much nicer than it looks in a skein on the KnitPicks site.

I had a whim moment myself. I ordered a skein of white cashmere to make my Mom a lace scarf. Did you see the price on it at Elann?

There are some inherent challenges: I can barely stay away from saturated colors and variegated yarn. This is pure white. If you see me near the koolaid aisle of the supermarket, feel free to hit me upside the head. Also, me & lace? Not a close warm relationship. But with 100% cashmere, I'm thinking I can get close and warm. Literally.

Happy Columbus Day!
He didn't "discover" America.
Go eat some pasta to celebrate, anyway.


Tracy Batchelder said...

Your mom did a great job on the sweater.

It's good to get out of your comfort zone once in a while. A white lace scarf will be very pretty.

Miriam said...

Thanks for entering the contest and your comment! :) Might as well kill 2 contest "birds" with one stone eh?