Don't you just love it when a perfect pattern just sorta falls into your lap? mmmmmm I do.
This happened to me a couple of days ago as I was reading Lime and Violet's Daily Chum. There was a link to patterns on line over at Classic Elite's Newsletter. There are many wonderful patterns on this site, and the newsletter is free. (always a pleasant bonus)
So thanks to the links from blog friends, I have begun the final project for my friend Lisa (Dicentra Designs). She will be using these items as samples in her booth for summer fiber fairs (beginning in early June... thus the deadline). I don't normally take on knitting that has a deadline to it, but afterall, Lisa is a friend, and her booth deserves some samples (smiles here) - truly !
Lisa sent me two skeins of this rich boysenberry color, which is just about exactly the right amount for my project. The fact that I get to play with this soft, rich yarn is another bonus.
I have begun this Vine Lace Vest in Lisa's Alpaca Merino hand dyed yarn. The color is difficult to photograph in our rainy weather here in the Pac NW. More accurate photos will be forthcoming as it is complete.
(the color on the skein pre-knitting is a close representation)
The pattern is very clever in its design. (more about that in future posts - stay tuned). Here is what it will look like when I am finished:
And while some of my other friends on the east coast have been enjoying 90 degree weather & sitting on their deck and spinning, last saturday it snowed here - I mean really snowed! (2 inches!) The "flakes" were the size of golf balls, and it was ever so beautiful. It's all gone now, and the tulips survived (hurrah!)