The point of it all...
There’s something so artistic about a cake of hand-died yarn. I find both peace and motivation in the concentric circles of color. I get to see what’s coming next—something that doesn’t happen often enough in my life—and that helps me to press onward. "Just a few more rows until the purple shows up." The dynamic simply makes me happy.
This scarf is a vertically knit triangle of ribbed rows. And yes, we are starting at the narrow, "pointy" end. And yes, that means the rows get longer. I guess this challenge continues to surround me.
Designer Ash Kearns adds a grand finale, however, in a happy loopy trim of i-cord that looks so ingenious I can’t wait to get to stitching it.
Quality wools are always a pleasure to knit; the loft, the elasticity, the way they sop up color. This Prairie Spun Journey skein runs from green to purple to gray to blue and back again in a palette that reminds me of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is the color way designed for the 2015 Knitting Pipeline retreat—and it’s a beauty.