Wednesday, July 8, 2009


As I mentioned in my last post, I finished Hamsa on Sunday night.

Knit with Knitting Notions Classic Merino Lace in the Very Berry Colourway (I won the yarn and the pattern at the Ravelry Party at Rhinebeck last year).

What can I say about this project? It was a lovely knit, I really enjoyed it. So much so that I ended up doing 12 repeats of the pattern as opposed to 9, partly because I like my scarves to be a bit on the longer side, and partly because I didn't want any of the lovely yarn to go to waste. But honestly, it was such a quick knit (you know,when I actually had time to work on it?), I really didn't mind.

I don't know what it is lately, I'm absolutely overcome with the urge to knit. Cardigans, hats, blankets, mittens. You name it, I want to knit it. It's made sticking to the whole "yarn diet" thing a bit... difficult. All I'll say is: stay tuned for some yarn pron in the next few days, OK?

I'll leave you with a picture of another type of berry, this one taken from one of my flower boxes turned strawberry patch. My good friend Alison is coming over tomorrow night to teach me the ancient and venerable art of canning and preserving, so this shot seemed appropriate :)

Happy Knitting Everyone!


Sereknitty said...

Your scarf turned out beautifully! I had to laugh at your pose -- so "Anne" like!

Thanks for your birthday wishes, too -- much appreciated!

BTW, yarny goodness is waiting for me at border ... Dream in colour classy for a Feb lady sweater. Eat your heart out!

Sinéad said...

Love the scarf. The colour of the yarn is just gorgeous, I can see why you did some extra repeats to use it all up! I've an awful urge to keep starting things rather than actually knit them, maybe we could work something out? ;)

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Ooh la la - lovely scarf! The color is delicious.

How are your strawberries tasting? I ask because of the weather. The rain isn't making fruits as good as they were last summer I find.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful scarf- I love the yarn-over waves. But it's hard to see against your shirt. :)

knitspot anne said...

oh i LOVE that hamsa; such rich color! yay!

Maryse said...

J'aime vraiment beaucoup ton Hamsa! La couleur et le motif sont superbes!