Last August, my neighbor Eric asked me if I could find him a cravat/short scarf to wear with his suit. He had one request about the material: 100% silk.
At the yarn store, I simply cracked my brain what to make for my neighbor and a slew of word associations danced around my brain: hard working man, suit, black BMW, impeccible and pristine appearance, polite, friendly and proud.
When my eye fell on Louisa Harding’s Mulberry Silk color black, I snapped my fingers because I had found the perfect match!
It took me several weeks to complete Eric’s scarf. This sophisticated 100% black silk scarf has been with me through my insecurities in being a “designer”. This black silk scarf sat patiently beside me when my hands hurt so bad that I simply could not knit. This black scarf traveled with me to Pittsburgh, was touched and ooh-ed and aah-ed over by the Pittburgh knitters at Ewe Can Knit.
This black scarf was completed by me at the beginning of October, right at the time I started to offer my patterns for sale at CloseKnit.
And when I blocked it and it was ready to be handed out as a gift to my neighbor Eric, I simply could not part from it… Dear reader, the mere thought of detaching from this black scarf, saddened me beyond belief…
For days and days I held on to the scarf, debating whether I should keep it or not. And then, last Sunday, when I walked out of my house to get to work, I saw Eric and his family in front of their house. They were getting ready to go to church.
The sight of this beautiful family made me pause and I felt so thankful to have them as my neighbors. I rushed back into my house, carefully hung the black silk scarf over my arm, rushed back outside and handed it over to Eric.
And just like that I let go of it… and as I am writing this I realize that this black scarf is the very first knitted item I have had a hard time letting go of…
GlamKnits by Stefanie Japel…Smokin’ hot!
It finally arrived at the store… GlamKnits by Stefanie Japel!!! Let me tell ya, it is simply FABULOUS. I am so incredibly excited about GlamKnits, it exceeded my expectations, and my expectations were high.
Once again, Stefanie nails it and I just cannot wait to make one of her delicious designs. The one that I am so lusting over is the Texturized Tweed Coat:
Regular readers of this blog know that I knitted two designs of Stefanie Japel (author of the book Fitted Knits) before and I can honestly say that Stefanie’s patterns are easy to read and to follow.
Once again Stefanie’s designs are very feminine and there are several designs I want to knit.
Congratulations, Stefanie!!! Just browsing through your book makes me feel so glamorous!
Thank you for reading and untill the next entry…