Every now and then a bit of blogging lethargy sets in and the words just won't commit themselves to paper, or screen in this case. Sure, plenty of opportunities and events have presented themselves that I have failed to record. Now I sit tongue-tied, wondering where to jump in. So, I will just burst in feet first.
When the most of the country experiences chilly weather and have their toes propped up on the hearth,
we, in Florida, are still able to stroll around in sandals and shorts experiencing this.
Finished and on my feet are October 2007's Rockin' Sock Club socks Lenore, a pattern by Stephanie Pearl McPhee. The yarn was the first in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Raven Clan series. Knit on extra long #1 circular needles, the pattern was a breeze to memorize once the lace cuff was complete.
An impulse buy early in my stash enhancement turned into an impulse knit as well. This skein of Great Adirondack mohair ribbon yarn lingered in my stash for almost three years. I couldn't find the right pattern for the yarn. With the type of yarn, that it is and the short yardage it's only destiny could be a scarf. I finally settled on a simple chevron pattern found by trawling Ravelry for pattern used with this type of yarn. I knit the scarf in an evening. Knit on size 11 needles, the pattern was another easily memorized and quickly executed. The scarf is now living a few mile north an Ormond Beach yarn shop where Kathleen has just ordered Great Adirondack yarn for the first time.
I first met Kathleen over a year ago in a local eatery. I was knitting while lunching. She stopped me on my way out after recognizing the Monkey socks. We've kept in touch through Ravelry. Recently, Bonnie and I met up with Kathleen on a chilly Sunday over some Chinese food and knitting. We hope to take a trip up the Ormond to check out the yarn and retrieve the scarf.