In early August, a new pattern was delivered with a shipment from Plymouth Yarns. It sat in our "new patterns" binder being passed over for more hip and it patterns like cables and mitered squares.
In late November, Nancy, a co-yarn-seller, purchased the pattern and the suggested yarn because "my daughter might like it". A quick knit, Nancy brought in the finished Daughter-gift and hung it up so Ewe Knit Kits would have a sample....well.....
Everyone wanted, ne, HAD TO HAVE, the pattern and the yarn. So a call was placed to Plymouth and more patterns and yarn were ordered. Not enough! A "call me when it comes in" list was made. More copies and yarn ordered. The holidays came and went and still the call for the pattern and yarn were being heard. More copies and yarn ordered.
But, alas, Daughter received her gift and we no longer had a sample at Ewe Knit Kits and knitters were coming in from far and wide asking to see this most magnificiant knitted garment.
And so I accepted the request to knit a sample ....can you guess what this most magnificiant knitted garment might be?
After 2 hours of knitting.
I was concerned about the gauge...12 sts on US11...and how messy the stitches were looking...but after a call to Nancy we decided the pattern must have the wrong gauge and a bit of pulling and tugging put the stitches in place.
Here's where I am this morning. 3 hours watching "Grease" auditions and "Brothers & Sisters on tv.
Now I'm off to learn the turkish cast on so that I can knit two toe-up socks on magic loop.