This never happens to us. It strikes me as worrisome. We have not been this unified in shared obsession since what I will refer to as the Jackson Browne Era, when we didn’t actually know each other, and moreover we were very young, and which in any event, we’ve promised never to speak of. (I had no particular “thing” for Jackson Browne, OK? You neither? Well, fine. Moving on.)
But take a look at what I’ve been knitting:
Bow scarf. 8-ply cashmere from Brooklyn General. Pattern from Ravelry. Knitting this, after seeing your version in Nashville, made me google Robert Pattinson to see if anything happened. (And feel relieved that he still gives me nothing but a case of the giggles. Not embarrassed-because-I-find-him-irresistible giggles. Just regular giggles.)
And that’s not all:
But in this case, I totally cast on before you did! This is my Citron. I added an extra repeat, and another 6 rows to the ruffle, because I had enough yarn, and I thought this project would be nicer if there were more of it. (I disapprove, as a matter of principle, of patterns that try too hard to wedge themselves into one-skein territory. I think if you’re a shawl, or even a shawlette, you should more than cover the tops of the shoulders. But that’s just me and my cranky old-fashioned mindset. And big shoulders.)
The yarn here is Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere, which I’m going to go ahead ahead and designate as the Official Mongolian Cashmere of Mason-Dixon Knitting. I went through a lot of this last winter, in the Tea Leaves shade. This year I had it bad for the Green Tea color. I like that it’s not exactly variegated but it’s not exactly solid. Lovely little glints of grey and deeper greens. This is very good stuff. Light as a cloud. Fluffy as a baby cashmere goat.
Audiobook Contest Winners
Thank you, dear readers, for supplying so many wonderful questions for the Problem Ladies to puzzle over. You will keep us busy, and laffing, for a good long while or at least until the next column. The winners of the random drawing are:
Another Lynn (the Lynn whose email address has “bois” in it)
Barbooch (the only Barbooch)
LaNelle (the only LaNelle)
Zanette (the only Zanette)
Winners, look for an email so I can mail out your hours of listening (and knitting) entertainment.