Archive for October 2009

Put a ring on it

October 3, 2009

Pattern: Ailbhe by Caitlin Christine
Yarn: Dream In Color Classy (100% superwash merino), colorway In Vino Veritas
Needles: U.S. 6 Harmony wood Options 32″ circular (magic-loop style)

When you fall in love with a yarn, there’s no quitting it. After finishing my Rangoli hat, how could I put the half-skein remaining in my leftovers drawer? Mitts have been calling me for months. Just to keep on knitting with Classy, I gave in.

This short version of Ailbhe was just right. Textured cables that look like ribbing gone sideways. Eight different cables to keep you guessing. But quick as a wink to knit up. From start to finish, six days. Still at least 25 yards left on the skein; if I had to guess, I’d say these used 80 yards.

I made them to give away, specifically to the nice lady who hands me my breakfast at the drive-thru a couple of times a week. But it always happens — it’s so hard to let go of what you love. Soft as a cloud, thick and cozy, stylish and bold and easy to wear. Will I pledge my troth to these beautiful gloves, or will I let them go and burn with untoward jealousy?