Tuesday, November 22, 2011
green and wildwood
lately. this cowl is circumnavigate, a new pattern by heidi kirrmaier. it called for malabrigo's
silky merino, something i had in my stash after winning this giveaway not long ago. when i saw the
pattern for circumnavigate one evening while on ravelry, i set my current project aside and cast on. intending to start and then let it wait in my basket till later (the tea leaves is calling). but found i couldn't put it down. this pattern was completely totally addictive fun. i LOVED knitting it, and now love wearing it even more. the silky merino feels like cashmere, a truly gorgeous yarn. when my husband felt it, he smiled and asked 'where's mine?' luckily heidi says ...'and is non-frilly enough to be worn by guys and gals alike.'
pattern : circumnavigate
wool : silky merino by malabrigo
colorway : 076 manzanilla olive
ravelry notes here.
i managed not only to get a photo of my book this week, but finessed a photo of the book being
read, while wearing the knit. hee he. i LOVE this book wildwood, and want to always carry it around. it's a treasure without even opening it, the cover art is gorgeous, yet once inside it's even richer. makes me feel a girl again. the authors (a husband and wife collaboration, he also is a member of a favorite band ) call it a middle grade fantasy adventure series. if you click on the link above, you will be able to read the first four chapters. but this truly is a book you'll want to hold. and keep.
counting my blessings this week and wishing all a very happy thanksgiving. we'll be staying home,
with most of my kids coming here, except nyc , miss you hannah girl,
mamas hold on to your babies now, they do grow up...
joining with small things and the weekly yarnalong here.