My first project of the new year is this:
This is a wide scarf that I started New Year’s Eve. I’m knitting it in a traditional shetland lace pattern: crest o’ the wave.
(Great minds think alike — Judy at Smatterings posted about her Crest o’ the Wave Scarf yesterday and posted a free pattern. Mine is pretty much the same — just wider.)
The yarn I’m using is special.
My friend Johanne send me a gorgeous pair of wristwarmers for Christmas, knit from some hand-dyed yarn.
Look at how beautifully the beads match the yarn!
Anyhow, she asked the artist to dye some laceweight to match and sent that to me for my birthday (yes, today is my birthday). Thanks, Johanne!
So I’m making a nice wide scarf to match my wristwarmers. That’s my plan for today: knit and watch television. Hey, it’s my birthday after all. I can do what I want.
Lucy wishes that I would want to turn on the heat — it’s gotten cold. I think I’ll oblige her.