Monday, February 15, 2010


Here’s what you do. Gather together a skein of fingering-weight yarn and a pattern a friend has been kind enough to ask you to test:


Add a pair of needles, and give yourself a few days.

In the end, if you are smart enough knitter to follow a simple pattern, you will have this:


Combine green ramen noodles with water:


Break out the blocking wires:




Then drape it over your mother’s shoulders:





Then feel very pleased with yourself.

Project Details:
Pattern, Verdaia (Ravelry link) by Jodie St. Clair
Yarn: Panda by Wolf Creek Wools, superwash merino, bamboo and nylon
Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm)
Dates: 20 January – 4 February 2010
Modifications: nary a one. I could have knocked this out a few days quicker, except that the people at worked seemed to think I should actually put in daily hours.

I had great fun knitting this, and I’m so thrilled with the results. Mom picked out the yarn at Black Sheep Gathering last summer, and I feel so lucky to have found a great pattern for it. Many thanks to Jodie for letting me test knit this. I’m beyond flattered by your faith in my skills.


Melissa said...


Anonymous said...

Oh! I like that... I like that muchly. *heads off to get the pattern*

Anonymous said...

wow! I've not seen that pattern before. The whole way through I was trying to guess what it was. I love it! the colour, the delicacy, everything. Well done!

Donna Lee said...

That is so beautiful. The color looks good on mom, too.

Anonymous said...

Every step just gorgeous.

AlisonH said...

I should say so! It's gorgeous, yarn, pattern and model!

Rose Red said...

Oh it looks fabulous! Love it! Off to queue it immediately!

Alwen said...

Oh, that is lovely!

I'm all about the color in these black/white/gray days.

Lynne said...

That is absolutely lovely! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Congratulations to Jodie for a lovely pattern.

Jodie said...

Green ramen noodles... hehe...


essjay said...

Lovely lovely lovely! Your work is amazing Anree!

Kathy said...

Well placed faith, I think. I love the cables!

Chandler said...

Oh, lovely! I've become a shawl person since moving to the Pacific're making me itch to finish the dang shawl I've had on the needles for over a year!

Laura said...

LOVE IT! The shawl is beautiful!!! Your Mom is a lucky lady!

Laura said...

Oh my gosh!!! THat is incredibly beautiful!!! I have been macrameing bracelets while I have been here and I want to knit when i get back. Maybe you can teach me????!!!

I will try and get some vincuna wool for you. Any special color??? I will get it later when I am closer to leaving.

Joanne said...

Great looking shawlette! Great looking knitting! Great looking Mom! :)

And I am amazed by your willpower when it comes to homemade cookies. I don't know that I would have the strength. I have to freeze half of any cookies or fudge I make. Otherwise? I eat it...right away.