This is the first 2011 Xmas gift. The pattern is from a washcloth pattern called “Bridal Shower Lace Cloth” by Cathy Waldie. I’ve also seen the lace called diamond drop stitch. I love the look in the Lamb’s Pride Bulky.
This is for someone special and I really hope she likes it and enjoys wearing it.
Last year I knitted my first Xmas gifts ever, scarves for my brothers. They were simple, but I made them difficult by fretting over the end details and knitting ruffles and lace and points trying to find a finishing touch that would look interesting when I probably should have stuck with a few garter stitch rows. I tried to imagine it didn’t matter if they wore the scarves; they would simply appreciate my knitting for them. But in reality I really want people to like what I knit them.
I should probably ask green-scarf-lady about the yarn since mohair is itchy to some folks. I know she will like the color. I have never seen her in a scarf. Maybe that’s because no one ever knitted one for her. My plan is to just start knitting her things and maybe one or two out of twenty will hit the mark.
I’ve had this yarn in my stash since 2005. I bought it in Ames, IA at Rosetree Fiber Shop. I had forgotten how much I like Lamb’s Pride Bulky. I started knitting in 2004 and I didn’t know at the time that it is the mohair that I love about LPB. In fact I just realized it now while taking this photo. At this point I have seen enough yarn to know what the characteristics of mohair are and that I love them. That touch of luster, bit of fuzz, and is the heathery color from the wool and mohair taking on the dye a bit differently? I love that too. That mohair is hard wearing is a huge bonus. I am already adding LPB items to my knit-this list.