Sunday, July 17, 2011
Mille Lacs Mojo
Then my niece showed up . . . the one who has taken up the calling, remember her? She said, "Auntie, can you show me how to knit a pair of socks." And she produced a few (sorry Liv) limp and dusty skeins of lumpy old wool and said, "I brought my own yarn." Oh, you sweet thing.
So a quick trip to the Local Yarn Shop (LYS) for some Addi Turbos and a quick dip into one of those aforementioned bins* and THIS is what she whipped up in a matter of hours.
*Side note: when you open one of my yarn bins, there is an ethereal light that shines forth and if you listen closely, you may even hear angels singing the hallelujah chorus. I'm just sayin'.
And while Liv was busy looking for the perfect yarn in my bin, I noticed this neglected yarn called "Icehouse" and thought how UN-icehouse it was, but how perfectly "lakey".
However, I spent a beautiful summer day fishing on Mille Lacs with some friends and family yesterday and these were, indeed, the colors of the day. The photos don't quite show it off, but the day was heavenly blue and deep shady green.
The pattern is Nutkin by Beth LaPensee which is a favorite since it is quick and easy to memorize. So thanks to Liv, my knitting mojo has returned! Thanks, Liv. I'm back.