Well, it’s September 1st and it’s time to kiss summer goodbye. Goodbye icy pops, farewell suntan, adieu BBQ! While we’re at it, let’s kiss fall goodbye too, because if you’re a knitter, gift knitting season has already begun. It is upon us, and it is long and merciless.
Put away the linen and the cotton blends. Store those warm weather garments in some critter proof bags. Forget about whimsical, airy knits for summer babies. Start thinking about twinkle lights, baking, and glitter. Put on your Frank Sinatra Christmas album and start organizing your knit list. If your family members are like mine, and measure love in wool, then you’ve got your work cut out for you. Who is knitworthy in your life, better yet, who is worthy of lace charts?
We, at Mad About Ewe can help you with this arduous task. Presenting Lynette Meek’s Four Hundred Shawl. Yep. 400 metres of elegance. One little skein of yarn.
It’s the kind of gift that you can give to your mother-in-law to change her opinion about you completely. Luxury yarn and impressive lace tends to thaw the frostiest of souls. And that is the beautiful thing about it. Because it is only one skein of yarn, you can spring for the cashmere blend, or the silk content, and not blink an eyelash. It is merely one skein. It might as well be a good one.
Although, this introduces a new danger. It’s also the kind of gift that you finish knitting and pause to wonder why you’re giving it away at all. Why not gift it to yourself? Surely, you need a gift too, especially as a reward for knitting all those ruddy gifts…
Mad About Ewe will be hosting a Knit-A-Long for the Four Hundred shawl from September 1st to October 31st in our Ravelry group. Come and join us!