Monday, May 7, 2012

Gray Garden

It's amazing what I can do with a little focused knitting time.

Gray Garden by Anne Hanson of Knitspot is off the needles.

Anne's patterns are thorough and detailed.

She includes both charts and written instructions.

Anne included a special note with Gray Garden.

Wrap the yarn twice on the first stitch of every row.  See red arrow above.  The double wrap gives the garter edge a little extra when it comes time for blocking.  

I was skeptical but followed Anne's advice and am glad I did.  

The garter edge had plenty of stretch and blocked nicely.

The yarn is Dirty Water DyeWorks Lillian, colorway Wheat.  This is a new colorway that is currently available at shows and will be on the website soon.

Lillian is a 100% Superwash Merino yarn.  It has a tight twist with plenty of spring and bounce. 

Gray Garden is written for 3 sizes.  I made the sample in the medium size.

Now I'm tempted to make the large size just for myself.

We have a Cinco de Mayo birthday so it was a party weekend here that included pan fried tacos.  You can fill the tacos with anything, but this link gives good step by step instructions.  And yes, pan fried tacos do make a mess of the kitchen.  The tacos were gobbled up so fast I didn't even get a picture.

And after all those tacos . . . chocolate cake with cherries on top.

1 comment:

Taos Sunflower said...

Your shawl is gorgeous, but I must confess, the cake really takes my heart.