Last Wednesday's knitting catch-up post was usurped by a knitted Finished Object, and I almost managed that this week too.
Thistle Scarf by Tin Can Knits.
This project is an act of witchcraft. I am brewing it up in defence against evil spirits. And it's not even Hallowe'en yet!
When I heard that a work colleague's husband's cancer was kicking in hard and that she was now a full-time carer, the fear of death set in. I somehow thought that if I performed an act of knitterly magic on her behalf, all would be well, and that the good karma would rub off on my family too.
So I have been knitting like a woman possessed.
Skein Queen Enchant in "Strawberries and Champagne", a club colour, inspired by the recent film of The Great Gatsby.
It is soft and silky and rather luxurious. And really, J. is the kind of lady to gift such a yarn: classy, refined, but definitely warm-hearted.
Last Thursday I reached the 1/3-way-through point and decided there was nothing to be done but knit and knit and knit until it was complete. All other projects were set aside.
This pattern helpfully suggests ending the thistle lace section when you have 2/3 of your yarn left. Thereafter, it is a simple 2-row repeat until you run out of wool. My skein was 100g / 400m, instead of the 600m used in the sample. So I worked 5 full thistle repeats instead of 7.
I would have been finished by today if I had not been distracted by Georgia O'Keeffe and the quest for the perfect dress pattern!
So a FO post will follow shortly, after another 12 or so rows and a blocking session.
...except a scarf. He definitely doesn't want to try a fluffy pink scarf.