Saturday, July 05, 2008

Fine, a bit of knitting it is!!

One of the previously mentioned 20,000 posts I now have time for....

Jimmy Beans Wool has this amazing once a month Limited Edition colorway in conjunction with Lorna's Laces yarn. Each month brings a new treat and it sells out like mad, so you have to move quickly to get yours! For the month of June the color was Blueberry Snowcone. I was able to pick up the last 3 hanks of Lion and Lamb and did the happy dance like you can not believe!!

I LOVE Lion and Lamb and knew immediately what I wanted to do with this yarn once I got it.....

I have to say that when I first saw this pattern I was not especially "wowed". That came later, with the throngs of people knitting it, loving it, wearing it and then making more than one. What can I say? I am a lemming without hope, so I was dying to follow along and knit my own.

My stroke of originality came when I read enough b
logs and enough on Ravelry to know that I did not need 4 hanks. Nothing worse than an entire 30.00ish hank to knit the last 20ish number of rows!! I simply did one less repeat and actually knit it a bit longer and still had some leftover.

In the end, I love it!! Probably the most wearable thing I have knit in ages. My husband commented on it, which he never does and even kids noticed! I seriously love it and I can finally understand why so many people knit another one. Quick, easy and nearly mindless knitting to achieve something I will wear forever....and will have to hide when my sister visits because she will steal it for sure!


Tammy said...

It's perfect! Absolutely perfect!

You were wise to choose a good yarn too. I knit one with LL sport but I'm not crazy about the colors and it lacks the luster of a great wrap. I recently started a second one with some gorgeous cotton... but it's just not the same.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love this pattern and I love the color you chose! I've made two, and I wear them all the time!!