I have a problem. It's not that I can't say "no", it's just that I don't want to.
Wanna open another bottle of wine? Yes.
Wanna *bake some chocolate chip cookies tonight? Yes
So when my LYS got their shipment of Madeline Tosh Sock my eye caught this gorgeous light cranberry color – Wanna knit something with me? Oh hells yes.
Those two skeins barely touched the shelf before I grabbed and clutched them close to my chest saying, "Mine." See, I told you I have a problem.
The wheels in my head began turning. I imagined a wide drapy scarf I could wear either once wrapped around my neck or nice and snug – depending on my mood and the cold Jersey air.
I took out my trusty Barbara Walker Stitch Treasury (vol. 1) and found a perfect and simple lace patten. Turns out it's such a popular stitch pattern that there was already a scarf using it called the Strangling Vines Lace Scarf on Ravelry.
What I used:
Two balls of Madeline Tosh, Amber Trinket
Needles: US 5
I call my scarf Penelope after a cute restaurant in midtown Manhattan that serves excellent chicken meatballs. I went there a few weeks ago with my girlfriends and just love it's quaint ambiance.
The knitting continues to pile up on my needles and I keep thinking of more and more to knit everyday.
Wanna make a mini skirt?
Yup. It's a problem.
*When I say bake, what I really mean is "take out the ready made Nestle Toll House from the refrigerator, break off a few blocks and eat them promptly out of the oven with a huge glass of milk."