Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Yarn Along- Cladonia

I'm joining in with Small Things for her Yarn Along.

Lately, I've been reading Elizabeth Zimmermann's "The Opinionated Knitter."  I love the way she writes.  The Opinionated Knitter is a collection of newsletters that Elizabeth wrote.  It feels as though you are sitting at the table talking to her.  Her patterns are a bit vague, but I'm sure I will be a better knitter for it.  So far, I've only attempted her Baby Surprise Jacket, which every knitter should knit at some point.  In fact, I love it so much that I've already knit three of them.  Of course, I still have to sew the shoulder panels on two of them, but the knitting is done.

Today, I was all ready to cast on another Baby Surprise Jacket when I came across the pattern for the Cladonia Shawl by Through the Loops.  It is stunning.  I had some yarn in my stash that I bought while my local yarn store was having a sale.  I had been eying that yarn for months.  At the time, I didn't have anything I wanted to knit with it, I just knew I wanted it.  It is so beautiful.  It is Ella Rae Lace Merino.  I have a purple color as well, but I think I'm going to use that on Lily Kate's Middleton, if she publishes it. I hope she does.  It is just the pattern I've been looking for for myself.

1 comment:

  1. The color of that yarn is really beautiful.
    I just got a copy of The Opinionated Knitter today--getting ready for a BSJ knit along!


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