|This photo was taken with an iPhone. Seriously.|
At this point, we might as well call this a Valentine's Day present. This is the Peekaboo scarf by Kim Hamlin & I had all intentions of giving it to my friend Goldie for Xmas. It's got a knitted framework with ribbon yarn woven through the ladders in the pattern. It was a very fast & simple knit, so simple in fact that it was a little mind-numbing at times. I brought it with me on my annual holiday trip to NY & it made great plane knitting, even if it is rather long (around 100"-120"). I actually flew through the knitting portion then, for reasons unbeknownst to me, got extremely lazy about blocking it. So it languished in my knitting bag for weeks, until Goldie gave me my Xmas present & I started feeling guilty about not finishing hers. So into the sink it went, after which it proceeded to take up every single one of my blocking mats for 2 days.
I knitted it in Manos del Uruguay Clasica, in no small part because the artisan who spun it is named Vanesa. Her name is spelled differently than mine (Vanessa) but it still felt meant to be when I opened the ball band. In reality, I was already leaning towards this yarn over a different yarn & colorway so seeing that just sealed the deal. I have a soft spot for single-ply thick-&-thin yarns, to me they look the way I think yarn should look. Not overly processed or perfectly even or made up of a million teeny threads, just spun, soaked & twisted into a skein, still full of its original wooly glory.
|Also taken with an iPhone.|
This is the third pattern I've knitted from the Fall 2006 issue of