Thursday, December 16, 2010


Dear Mom,
One of the best things about being done with Christmas Knitting (or at least the have to's) is that when your friend GinaWhoCanParallelPark gives you a skein of to-die-for Tilli Tomas yarn you can stop everything and knit with it.
The yarn is called Flurries, which considering today's weather and last night's snowfall is totally appropriate.

After a very brief ravelry search- and can I interrupt myself here to say that after sheep and local yarn stores, ravelry may be the next best thing to happen to knitters?- I found this pattern. Perfect.

I cast on and finished the scarf in an evening, blocked it before I went to bed and woke up to this lovely scarf.
This yarn is embellished with glass beads. Just the sort of sparkle you see when the sun comes out after the snow storm.

I modified the pattern slightly to taper the ends to points. I preferred that to a blunt beginning and end. Other than that change, the pattern was easy to follow with both charted and written directions. Starting and finishing such a beautiful project in an evening is very satisfying.and I can't wait to wear my new scarf. I may just have to wear it today while I vacuum!


Anonymous said...


Can't wait to knit my TT too!

Christine said...

Oooooh Ahhhhh, that's so purdy!

Dianne@sheepdreams said...

This is so very,very cute! Thanks for suggesting this last-minute project (though I'm not finished with my pre-plannned projects yet!). Ravelry is like falling down the rabbit hole for me!

dls said...

I am so jealous of your knitting talent, Kim.

Am no longer in the "Stitches and Scones" zip code and need to find a shop where I can continue to try to learn how to read a knitting pattern.... they are quite similar to hieroglyphics.

Anyhow, love your blog!!!