Tuesday, December 21, 2010

And now for my next trick...

Echoing Bullwinkle, I heartily say: and now for my next trick...

No squirrel coming out of my hat, but I did cast on last night for the Kaffe Fassett Lidiya Scarf featured on the cover of Rowan 48. Designed by the master of colorwork, this beautiful scarf warrants zero changes - save one. I'm not messing with the yarn or the colors, but I am making my scarf two-thirds the size of the original design. With my short neck and the wrap's inherent bulkiness, I need a narrower scarf.

I don't know about you, but with the holidays fast approaching, I'm having a heck of a time working. I want to curl up with a thousand episodes of Boardwalk Empire, Southland, and Big Love and have myself a Kaffe Fassett knitting fest. Alas, I have a meeting today and one on Christmas Eve, and a giant backlog, too. Oh, to be rich and retired...


  1. Hi Julie!
    I'm finally able to get to my computer and want to let you know how much I like the Beagle Sweater! It looks fantastic! And done with time to spare, that's the good part!
    I love Kaffe Fassett's designs. He is an amazing artist. Quite a few years back I actually got to meet him when he had a showing of his work near Baltimore. He's not only talented, he seems like a nice person, too! That is one lovely scarf!!!
    I was so impressed with the Susie's Reading Mitts that you made. I just printed off the instructions and am ready to go. I have lots of small amounts of hand-spun wool (experiments) to choose from.
    Have a wonderful Christmas!
    BTW, I am retired, the rich part has eluded me! Ho-ho-ho!

  2. Pat, rich or not, I'm STILL envious of you! I would love to retire - or even just take a nap. Is it Christmas yet? :-)

    Thanks for the kind words. I look forward to seeing your mitts and everything else you make, too. Have a very merry Christmas and an even better new year.

  3. Oh Julie, when I look at your work my fingers itch. I stopped knitting several years ago in favor of rug hooking but Oh how I love to knit Fair Isle sweaters. Pat is right Fassett is one talented guy and I think I own every book he has written. Happy knitting and a wonderful Christmas for you and yours. Looks like our Maryland will not be white until after the holiday.
    (Moments in Time)