November 25, 2005

I'm so proud!

Remember Emily, my friend who came to the SnB when I was in Toronto, and picked up the materials for her first knitting project since Grade 6? Well, she’s finished, as I said, not just a hat, but a self-designed scarf as well, and she’s letting me put up pictures of the finished objects to show off their perfection:


You can’t see it very well in this picture, but her tension is remarkably even, and the cables are perfect — pretty good for someone who learned how to cable (without a cable needle!) over the phone, because she was too impatient to keep knitting to wait until I came to see her the next day!

And here she is wearing her lovely new apparel:


Doesn’t she look proud?

The yarn is Malabrigo, and I must say that in addition to its gorgous colour, it’s insanely soft. I’ve never touched a wool so soft, it’s almost bizarre. The hat pattern is the same one I used for my Gaspereau Valley Fibres yarn, and as I said, Em worked out the centre cable on the scarf herself.

She’s now moved on to another new and exciting project — socks! With only an online pattern to guide her, she’s cast on for a toe and started her increases:


She calls these “Truly offensive socks. Best socks ever!”. I think they’re great colours, personally. Perfect for the fast-arriving greyness of a Toronto winter. Oh, Em, I forgot to ask you about the yarn — what is it?

Of course, I’m using these photos to distract my readers from the lack of anything interesting to report in my own knitting. I’ve finished the second wristwarmer, and have been happily wearing them while I (unhappily) do marking. I have a little yarn left still, so I might make an earwarmer… I’ll see. In the meantime I’ve gone back to Hervor and have made it past the ribbing on the front, so maybe I’ll have some real progress to show on that soon. Until then, congratulations, Em, and welcome to the ranks of the knitting-obsessed!

Posted by Aven at November 25, 2005 10:59 AM

Nice knit, Em! Oh, hi Aven.

Posted by: madhava at November 25, 2005 04:44 PM

Ditto on the softness of the Malabrigo yarn. Great looking hat & scarf. Emily, the colour matches your eyes.

Posted by: Paula at November 25, 2005 11:44 PM

It must have something to do with the teacher! ;) Nice knitting and also quick at it too.

Posted by: ~Jo~ at November 26, 2005 12:01 AM

Very nice Em! You need to come back to the SnB so we can see!

Posted by: Dani at November 26, 2005 11:04 AM