Sunday, August 24, 2014

wrestling a bear

Almost a week to the hour and I have finished my Icelandic Cape.
The pattern is from a book called Icelandic Knits by Helene Magnusson.

I have never knit anything with such large needles (US #15) 
and the Lopi wool is coarse and bulky.  
At times it felt like I was wrestling a bear!

Still must block the piece, weave in the ends and then
find just the right clasps.

The robins have left, walnuts are dropping from the trees 
and sumac leaves have started to burn bright red and orange.
It won't be long before I'm fighting the autumn chill 
by wrapping myself up in The Bear!

(Or pulling it close while standing under the aurora borealis in Iceland!)

xo, j

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