Wednesday, October 14, 2009

it really is pretty...

I'm not much of a bandwagon jumper, although at times, it may seem that way. I did make the February Lady Sweater, and I did make a Kauni (although I used the yarn, I made up my own pattern). But I've never made a Clapotis or a pair of Monkey socks - neither pattern grabs me. I make patterns I like, or fit a need - like for a gift.

Stephanie's Pretty Thing is that. It's a great pattern that I like (okay, love), and it fits a need. It will make perfect gifts for friends and family. It looks complicated and time consuming and they will be very impressed, whereas it's a pretty straightforward knit that's very enjoyable and quick.

This first one is for me. I'm using the baby llama I got in Kitchener, and a slightly larger needle (4.0mm) to match the yarn better and to adjust for my giant sized melon head. There is not a word I can come up with that can describe the softness of this yarn. I knit the amount shown above in the car on the way home from the cottage and a bit at home. It's that fast.

Call me a bandwagon jumper if you will, but this is a pattern that I will make again and again, changing it up to suit the user and the yarn.

6 comments:

Carol said...

So what if othres are makin git too? In a way, htat's good. It means the pattern has been test-knitted very thouroughly.....and it IS lovely

Cindy G said...

That really is an intensely beautiful pattern.

Hey, just because a book is a best seller doesn't mean it isn't worth reading.

deirdre said...

Very pretty - I'm planning to get myself on the same bandwagon shortly, too, as it looks like the perfect gift idea...

Lucky Canuck said...

There's a reason items are popular and this is one of them. It's a great pattern. I love that llama yarn you bought and what a steal, too.

KnitTech said...

A very pretty thing. Bandwagon or not, a good pattern is a good pattern.

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