Back in February my friend Kim at Indigodragonfly yarns invited a few of us city knitters up to her place in Haliburton for a weekend of chatting, wine drinking, Firefly, knitting, and wool. Let me assure you the two things that were in abundance were wool and inspiration. (If you want to see pictures, including the luckiest baby ever, go here.)
In the morning we would schlep our half awake-bodies into the kitchen from whatever part of the cottage we were sleeping in and fortify ourselves with coffee for our own enjoyment and for the safety of everyone else. (A group of undercaffinated women in the middle of a Canadian winter with access to many pointy sticks is just not a pretty sight. I don’t care how well we all get along.) We’d have a wonderful breakfast and then set about the very important task of working on our knitting.
One of the projects that I fell in love with while I was there was Clockwork by Stephen West. I know at least two people had theirs with them and there may have been more. I’m not sure, but I do know that there was no shortage of shawls and wraps to stave off Jack Frost with. So I picked yarn from the many buckets that Kim brought for us to
dive into and roll around in explore and decided on” Leave it to Reaver” and “The Muppet Gnome Project (Grover)”. The combination has produced a far more subtle finished product than the original pattern, which was made with two very contrasting colourways. But I love the way it turned out, and can’t wait to throw it on with jeans and a tee. Plus, now I have an excuse to make another one with two very different colours.
Leave it to Reaver & Muppet Gnome. 1 skein each
Pattern: Clockwork by Stephen West