Summer Knitting

It is already June, and school is out!

Next month, we embark on an RV camping adventure. We will leave South Texas and head West.  New Mexico and Colorado are on the list.

That means two days to our destination and two days back, as it will take us a full day just to get out of Texas.  Travel time is otherwise known as primo knitting time, just not for socks!

Wee One has requested a knitted tee.

Rayleigh was published in the Summer 2011 issue of Knit Scene.  It took her half a second to decide that was pattern she wanted, and less than half of another second to select the color of yarn.  I love how her mind works!

The yarn is Nashua Creative Focus Linen in 1760 Carmine.

This yarn was a nice surprise.  I picked up a skein in San Antonio a few months ago to test drive.  It is a worsted weight blend of 50/50 Linen/Cotton.  As a bonus, there are 220 yards a skein!

Not one to leave out the older daughter, Sweet One, I cornered her, as well, to inquire if she might like a hand knit, too.

She vacillated a bit, explaining she had no idea how something looked until she tried it on.  That is not possible with knitting.  One must first commit to a pattern, then yarn or to yarn, then a pattern, but a commitment must be made.

Languishing in my stash was some much coveted Madelinetosh dk in Curiosity:

While I had been selfishly saving it for me, I never could "commit" to a project.  So, when I mentioned it to Sweet One, she smiled in such a way that I knew she would like to have it.

Thereafter, I paraded half a dozen possible designs before her with no more than tepid responses.  Her indecision got the best of her, and she finally said:  "You decide."

Challenge undertaken, I applied myself diligently to the task and ultimately decided on one:  Audrey in Ust.

Instead of asking her if this was the one, I announced I had found the one!

She agreed!

Thank goodness!

Of course, I just happened to have the perfect buttons:

They are mother of pearl with just a hint of purple in the iridescent grey.  Understated and elegant, just like my Sweet One!

The only issue with this project, I have twice as much yarn as I need (and I am *not* complaining).  There will be plenty leftover to make a nice scarf or shawlette for me!


Lolly said…
I really like that tee. Unst, too!
Sounds like you're going to have some high-quality knitting time.
I recommend spending your first night in Cloudcroft, NM. 8500 ft altitude in the Lincoln National Forest. Cool!
Feisty said…
Thanks, Lolly!

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