Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Wiggle And Worn

Sometimes, upon executing the last stitch or seam, my honest thought is "glad that is over."  There is pride in the completion.  But sometimes there is no joy in the accomplishment.  Not so with Wiggle.  In fact, letting her go long enough to block was almost more than I could take.

Wiggle is me.  The right now me.  The current life phase me.  Wiggle and I are one.

The RSS hem and arm openings are worked in a Lorna's Laces Solemate.  It only takes a bit of yarn to add the edging.  The rest of the body is a simple chevron lace with centered double decreases that  mirrors the knit stitch running up the lacy holes.  Working all that repetition was made bliss due to the yarn.  And that yarn is Lhasa Wilderness from Bijou Spun by Bijou Basin.  Oh, my word.  Yak Down (75%) and Bamboo (25%) feels luscious when you buy it, wind it, work it and wear it. 

Knitting (or crocheting) wearable items that are based on a basic square or rectangle is so easy.

No shaping is required.
Which means that less brain power is needed.
The stitch work is the true star.
You just keep repeating the same thing until the length makes you happy.

Notes were taken throughout the knitting.  But mostly the notes are similar to EZ-type patterns:  repeat these two rows until front measures 10 inches.  Even so, I will write up my notes as this one is a keeper.


  1. Very pleasing sweater, Lenora! I hope you wear it to our next Guild meeting. I love the i-cord trim!!