>two tiny knitterly iotas:
finished… louisa harding scarf!
my waiting-for-the-subway project, after four months, is finally done! a couple rows here, and couple rows there…
pattern: railroad knitting stitch pattern
needles: size 7 inox dpn (only because they’re short)
notes: dropping stitches in anything fuzzy is a task in itself. be prepared to manually drop through each row with the tip of a needle. halo clingies galore. note to self: avoid snaggy yarn if ever i submit to clapotis fever!
verdict: soft, fuzzy, and versatile! the ribbon’s a tad delicate (easy to snag), but the angora can march on til kingdom come… strong, purple rabbits!
in other words…
cute colourway, no?
secret pal seven revealed!
yesterday i received my final package from my sp, who unearthed herself as niquie from tennessee! (that rhymes so well, doesnt it?)
i greedily opened the package and revealed a trove of goodies, including plenty of chocolate (ghirardelli mint + ethically traded endangered species dark), a hand-knitted (!) washcloth from the awesome mason-dixon knitting book, a cute card, and knitting rules autographed by the harlot herself! as you know, even though i did see the yarn harlot in cambridge (and commemorated within the mit team), i am such a cheapalicious grad student that i actually did not purchase the book at that event. i’m lucky everything worked out!
and the washcloth has this cool slip-stitch pattern; the first thing that came to mind was the brick patterned motif in super mario bros. 8-bit all the way.
thank you so much, niquie! i really appreciate all the work you put into being my secret pal. :)