Thursday, December 7, 2006

Beauty, Lady Eleanor is Thy Name

Have you ever had an idea that came to fruition EXACTLY the way that you had dreamed it would? That's Lady Eleanor for me, from Scarf Style. [For anyone who doesn't have a copy of Scarf Style to run and refer to, it's an entrelac wrap with wicked cool fringe.]

As with every truly great idea, it was a perfect confluence of events. It began with a trip to Michaels a few weeks back, to procure materials for a Chihuahua sweater. I saw the Patons Soy Wool Stripes, picked up the denim colorway and thought about what kind of project it called for.

Since I was on the yarn diet (the Chihuahua sweater didn't count, it was a project for pay), I left it there, but I assure you, the SWS lingered in my mind.

A week or so later, I was spinning at Commuknity when one of the Sunday regulars came in, wearing Lady Eleanor. [For your personal reference, I used to think that entrelac was ugly. I have since repented for my judgmental ways (well, at least as far as entrelac is concerned).] I was stunned at the simultaneous elegance and wear-ability of the wrap.

It was then that I knew I had to have one, and a few days later I realized that the SWS would be PERFECT for Lady Eleanor. I dragged my half-dead backside out of bed and demanded that Andrew drive me first to Michaels to procure the SWS and then KFC for the much-craved Buffalo Wings.

I cast it on, and I can tell, four skeins of SWS into it, that I may have to make 78645 of them. Can you tell that I am enjoying this project?

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