I’m feeling the magic of the holiday tickle softly, like a snowflake flurrying down and landing on my nose. The contemplative spirit of Winter Solstice coming soon is always a cheerful time for me.
After sending off the last of the Christmas packages in the tiny post office in the back, I spent a pleasant half hour at my favorite social spot, while the sky darkened and the rain began to fall. In my opinion this place really does have the best brew in the valley . . .
In the warmth of a bustling cafe, watching through the window the door opening and closing and opening again while I knit several rounds of lace. Then without so much as a blink I’ll be heading up the mountain homeward in low gear up the Oakville Grade.
I am just knitting through a flurry of last minute gifts . . .
Lace + ribbing = a beautiful springy cowl! I just finished my project in a cowl-along I’ve been knitting in recent week. I intentionally didn’t block it, being very pleased with the three dimensional waffled surface the merino lace yarn creates with the ribbed pattern & yarn-overs.
It is a very easy modification of Double Cappuccino Legwarmers , and I chose to work the ribbed lace with really big 6mm needles for a frothy open look, so it grew in length fast, therefore naturally the patterning was easy enough that I knit it entirely while walking up on the ridge over the last week!
So downy soft, yet athletic from the ribbing, that I plan to eventually give it to a certain dancer, hoping it won’t fly off in the middle of her leaping across the stage, I planned this to go with her mostly black dance wardrobe of course!
This is the first of my start on gift knitting, for the holiday swiftly on its way. So if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to the ridge for a hike while casting on for another !