What a Girl Wants, What a Girl Needs...
Me oh myNothing tastes sweet, wet, salty and dry
all at once o well it's pie
an' wet bottom.
Come to your place everyday if you've got em'
Me o my
I love pie
- Andie McDowell in the movie "Michael"
I heard project spectrum was all about red and black this summer. I noticed the annual increase in flag waving and bunting bearing, all in patriotic shades of red, white, and blue as we drew closer to Independence Day.
I went stash diving, in search of something, anything to help me get my red fix. Came up with three skeins of Handmaiden lace silk that were too lightweight for the project they were intended for.
Found this pattern in Knitting Nature.
It calls for a gauge of single strand on ones of nine stitches to an inch. Double strand on size five needles yields five and a half to an inch. Wound one up and swatched. Perfect. At both gauges.
Now I know what you're thinking.
How is that
Not to worry. I am adding two and a half inches onto the length so my
Sat down last week and cast on. By the weekend I had enough done to tell whether it was working or not.
Oh yeah, it's working!
The shine is fabulous; the drape is luscious; the color shifts so subtly between crimson and berry, you almost think you must have imagined it.
The knitting gods have smiled on me.
Because sometimes a girl just needs pie...
a la mode!