Gray Days

We’ve entered the time of terrible picture taking weather here in Portland. It’s been very gray for quite a while now so I have a huge back log of projects that need to get photographed so that I can show them to you.

I know I’ve posted the occasional crappy cell phone or iPad photo, so clearly my standards aren’t THAT high, but I do like to show you what I make in a way that make it look at least a little pretty. Today the best I’ve got are photos from inside the yarn store. For Yarns Sake is extremely well lit, but it still doesn’t compare to natural light.

Also, this was after a long shift of running around the shop, so I look a little frazzled. Also, look at my awesome blue glasses!
That is the October installment of the Dream in Color Club. The yarn was a fingering weight 80% American Merino Wool and 20% Silk. Not a base that Dream in Color normally carries. The pattern is called Autumn Fern Mobius by Jessica Correa.
Each month for the Dream in Color Club we do a class featuring the yarn and pattern to help people with any tricky bits and get them started down the right path. I got to teach the October class so I got to knit this lovely sample.
It is a pretty straightforward leaf motif repeated over the length of the cowl. It starts with a provisional cast on, and is knit like a long scarf, then the ends are grafted together to form the mobius.
The yarn sold out almost immediately, but the pattern will be available by itself in December. Overall, a quite enjoyable knit. There are lots more finished projects at Tami’s to see.

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