Tuesday, September 18, 2007

FO: Branching Out

One of my absolute oldest friends, Jackie, is moving to England for graduate school. It's up in the air whether this will be for the duration of her program or perhaps the rest of her life. When you've known someone since kindergarten (age 5), it's tough to think about them being an ocean away...

She leaves on Saturday, so I wanted to knit something up to send to her when she arrives. You know, maybe along with some Hershey's chocolate (scarce in England, I believe) to cheer her up in what may be a rough time. I consulted with another old mutual friend, and we decided that Knitty's Branching Out and some autumn-colored silky wool would be a nice match for her personality and wardrobe.




Well, I wasn't banking on having it done BEFORE she leaves. Now I'm unsure whether to save it for a bit and mail it to her, or drive miles and miles to see her off on Friday, the day before she leaves. I must ponder this.

In the meantime, there are 27 pattern repeats there just as the pattern suggested. This was an incredibly easy and satisfying knit which I almost didn't want to end! I wet blocked it after soaking it in some Eucalan, and it opened up the lace even more! At least there's more lonely balls of silky wool in my stash... I may need to make another to keep!

5 comments:

Rose Red said...

Oh Silky Wool, how I love thee! I bought two skeins in New York in January and so loved knitting with it. The scarf is great!

Now as to the dilemma - if you can see her before you go that would be great, but it would be equally great for her to have a package on or just after her arrival, when she might be feeling a little down - either way, it is a lovely thoughtful gift.

özlem said...

good:)

Amanda said...

It's so gorgeous!

Eric & Tony said...

Beautiful. Your friend will love it!

KnitXcorE said...

so pretty!
i started on for my mom a long time ago..... it's benn hibernating for the better part of a year. oops.