Monday, January 30, 2012

Cold Nights and Knitting

I've been spending the cold, dark nights of January knitting by the fire. Doesn't that sound all warm and fuzzy and rustic? The reality of it actually is that I've been sitting on my couch next to an electric heater that looks like a fireplace with my husband watching TV.  I am still warm and cozy. However, in my mind, I am imagining that I am knitting in a chair by a hearth in a 18th century house with candles burning. I don't hear the blaring sounds of the television ; instead, I hear the clank of the needles as strands of yarn form delicate little loops that will be transformed into a warm article of clothing. While the idea of knitting brings out my inner colonial lady, my actually knitting projects do not seem to reflect that era.
Here is one of my recent creations:

I knit an Arrowhead scarf made with Feza  Alp yarn. The overall  pattern wasn't hard to follow. I did however find this particular yarn challenging due to the fact that it is made up of various fibers with different textures. I am glad I persevered. The colors and textures create a beautiful piece of wearable art!

1 comment:

Theresa said...

WOW! It's beautiful!