Wednesday, September 24, 2008

FO: Helleborus, aka My Yellow Rose

We here at A Mighty Good Yarn were a little surprised to wake up to find that two weeks have passed since the last post. I won't make excuses, but I will brag:

This, this, and some of this have been occupying my time. Among other things.

Here's the tardy report on my completed Helleborus. The word, according to the designer, comes from Helleborus niger, the Latin name for the Christmas rose. Since I knit it almost entirely during the summer, and given my status as a dyed-in-the-wool (get it? get it?) Texan, I'm calling it my Yellow Rose instead.

Plus, you type "niger" too many times, and you're bound to run into trouble.

Color's off, whoopsies. End-of-the-day lighting, couldn't be helped. At least the scarf is pretty close to the actual yellow.

pattern: Helleborus by Terhi.
completed: August 29, 2008.
yarn: Plymouth Royal Silk Merino (colorway: 0017; 3 skeins; love it, love it, love it).
made for: me
needles: size 9 circs
notes: I had so many brain farts early on with this project. You know that thing you do, where you think to yourself how you'll totally have enough yarn, even though you have half what the pattern calls for? Yup. I cast on 38 stitches on my third try, and it was only a good wash and a block that got this piece to the minimum 66 inches in length I need for my scarves.

I love the yarn, I love the color, I love the finished product.

How was the knitting, you ask? Boring as sin. The designer knows it, and I'm not afraid to say it. Some knitting pieces you work on in solitude in a comfy chair and let yourself slip into the brain massage that is lace knitting or Fair Isle. Others, you take on the bus.

This one I took on the bus. That's okay, too.


Gena said...

Ooo, it looks nice and warm! Think it'll get cold enough this winter to wear it out?

Anonymous said...

Pretty pretty! Love the color.

Erin said...

Be grateful you pushed through the boredom to finish it. I love it!