It was a strange weather day today. This is what the “sunrise” looked like this morning:
Mauve clouds. Seriously. But they very quickly turned grey. The weather is freakish. High in the 60s and very windy. And rainy. Dude, where’s my winter weather? On the radio this afternoon they reported that it was “creepily warm” today.
Hanging Garden Stole
Did a few rows last night, but not enough so you can really tell the difference.
How would you compare the Hanging Garden Stole to the Midnight Lace Stole? The Hanging Garden Stole looks like it is more fun to knit, though I’m not sure why.
The Hanging Garden Stole is an easier pattern, I think, due to the construction. The Midnight Lace starts with the wedge-shaped center piece, then you pick up stitches on each side and work out, then do short rows at each end and apply a knitted-on edging. Hanging Garden is a straight rectangle.
Yes I think I’m enjoying knitting it more. Generally speaking, I find the more complex constructions more entertaining because I don’t get bored. But the lace pattern on the Hanging Garden is a lot of fun to knit so it keeps my attention.
What better thing to do on a grey day but give away a book?
This is the new book Knitting Noro by Jane Ellison — publication date was November 4, I think. If you are familiar with and liked Jane Ellison’s previous designs for Noro yarns, you’ll like this book. There are more than 30 designs using a variety of Noro yarns, from tanks to pullovers to cardis and jackets to wraps. A couple of my favorites are this cardi:
And this pullover:
Would you like my copy?
Leave a comment to this blog post telling me that you would, by midnight this Saturday, December 13, and the random number generator will choose a recipient on Sunday.
It may be creepily warm outside, but I still love napping on my cozy cushion!