so as you know i have been working steadily on strathcona. that gorgeous lace scarf jane richmond published in ISLAND. it's lovely. and i really really do like working with linen.
i love the feeling of the roughness, and raw strength of linen. and knowing just how different it will perform once i've blocked this beautiful scarf.
i have to be honest with you though. i clearly was having a "d'oh" moment in this project. my garter at the beginning of the project is about 3" too long. i did this twice. yep. i completely ripped it out, and started over thinking.. i'll totally measure it correctly next time. nope. i did the exact same thing again. oh well. i'm keeping it that way. and as a result, i'll use up every last inch of this beautiful yarn. xo i'm definitely a big fan of quince & co. and you will most certainly see me knit with their yarns again.
i recently just past the half way mark! i'm loving this pattern. it's interesting enough to keep your attention, and seeing the lace grow is exciting!
i'm really looking forward to wearing this scarf soon! just in time for the warmer weather (we hope we'll eventually get... right?)
this is now the third pattern in this book that i've knit. only 2 more to go! which should be first do you think, renfrew or grace? ;) have you knit patterns from ISLAND? i'd love to know! come chat, and let's get excited about spring and summer knitting! xo