Pattern: Pretty Thing by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Yarn: Handspun 100% angora from New Hampshire Sheep & Wool
When I lived in Boston, I went to a lot of sheep and wool festivals. Back in 2006 I won a skein of handspun Angora at the New Hampshire Sheep & Wool. The 4H always had a raffle, and my friends and I would buy tickets and go about placing them randomly in the boxes of things that looked pretty cool. I can’t remember anyone else winning something, but I could be wrong. A little while later this came in the mail:
And then it sat in my stash. See, it’s not sock weight (nor would one probably want to make socks with handspun 100% angora!) I alternated between forgetting it existed and wondering what I would ever make with it… and then I saw Pretty Thing. What a perfect project for a small skein of cloudlike yarn!
So in August I started it. It sat (and sat). I am not very good at knitting things that aren’t socks, especially when they’re for me and have no deadline. But I took it with my on my Port Townsend trip and worked on it a bit at the coffee shop there.
Recently it’s been getting cold, and I’ve been wanting to finish something for that sense of accomplishment. Wednesday night I was chatting with MJ on Skype for several hours and managed to make it most of the way through. With only a few more rows left, I finished it yesterday. I wore it today and it is as fluffy and cozy as I ever hoped.