Here’s what you do. Gather together a skein of fingering-weight yarn and a pattern a friend has been kind enough to ask you to test:
Add a pair of needles, and give yourself a few days.
In the end, if you are smart enough knitter to follow a simple pattern, you will have this:
Combine green ramen noodles with water:
Break out the blocking wires:
Then drape it over your mother’s shoulders:
Then feel very pleased with yourself.
Pattern, Verdaia (Ravelry link) by Jodie St. Clair
Yarn: Panda by Wolf Creek Wools, superwash merino, bamboo and nylon
Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm)
Dates: 20 January – 4 February 2010
Modifications: nary a one. I could have knocked this out a few days quicker, except that the people at worked seemed to think I should actually put in daily hours.
I had great fun knitting this, and I’m so thrilled with the results. Mom picked out the yarn at Black Sheep Gathering last summer, and I feel so lucky to have found a great pattern for it. Many thanks to Jodie for letting me test knit this. I’m beyond flattered by your faith in my skills.