I’ve always conceived of and pitched KP as an academic and professional outlet … but woman does not live by economics alone! I have opined before here about why I knit, but I haven’t explicitly “knitblogged”. Seeing as this is a pretty low-key pre-Christmas week, why not?
Here’s my most recent finished object, a scarf to go with my winter dress coat:
I used Jaeger Extra Fine Merino Aran in a dark charcoal. The pattern is “Mom’s sophisticated scarf” from the new Stitch ‘n Bitch Nation book by Deb Stoller. This is some absolutely amazing yarn; soft and springy in texture, yet warm and cuddly without much weight. It costs an arm and a leg, though.
I made the mistake last October of falling in love with a cranberry red Burberry long wool coat with a signature Burberry plaid in black and charcoal. I bought it without any regard for hat or scarf accompaniment, then “borrowed” the KP Spouse’s black scarf all of last winter because I couldn’t get excited about knitting something in black. All of my scarf and hat yarns in my stash are in shades of “Lynne blue”, which is a slate-y, steely Wedgwood-y blue with a tinge of gray. Doesn’t go so well with a red and black coat. But now it’s time to have a scarf that the coat deserves.
The hat to accompany it will be a bottom-up felted bucket hat from fellow Chicagoan Bonne Marie Burns’ ChicKnits, in black Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride. I am about halfway done with the hat, and will soon get to have a felting adventure!
You may also notice a handmade sweater in the picture: an aran sweater made out of Rowanspun Aran in “Lynne blue” that I made two years ago from a Rebecca pattern (and of course I’m too disorganized to be able to find the pattern online now).
I’ve also added a couple of knit-related links to the page, including a link to passionknit, the knitblog of two fellow Chicagoans and recent former colleagues of the KP Spouse. It’s a small world …
OK, back to knitting!