Wednesday, May 8, 2013

"Handmade presents are scary because they reveal that you have too much free time." ~ Doug Coupland

Yesterday was my friend Carol's birthday.  Carol and her family live in Virginia now, and we don't get to see each other very often.  This makes me sad, but such is life.  Giving her gifts that I have made, gifts from the heart, eases the sadness.  

For Carol's birthday, I knit her up "A Little Bit Bohemian" by Rebecca Stromgren (a free Ravelry pattern).  It is really more a scarf than a shawl, and I'm not sure that it will get much use in Virginia in May, but I know that the winter months do get chilly down there!

The yarn that I used is Malabrigo's Rastita, colorway Solis.  It is a lovely yarn to work with, just lovely.

Happy Birthday Carol!


  1. How beautiful, and Carol is going to love it!
    Keep it up and I'll have to squeeze in time to knit up A Little Bit Bohemian, too - I could probably use more of that in my life any way!
    Nice work, T.!

  2. You absolutely need to take some time for yourself!! And - this is one way to do it!

  3. Ohhh lucky Carol. That is a really stunning piece you knitted xox Clarice

    1. Thanks Clarice! It actually is a good social knit - I do much better with patterns that I can knit and talk at the same time!