Melinda and Melinda

I haven’t seen too many Woody Allen movies but I thought since my name is Melinda I would steal the title of his latest film.

Smoke Ring Smoke Ring

I finally finished the Flared Lace Smoke Ring, so here it is with pictures showing two ways to wear it.  Here’s a closer view of the stitch pattern.
Apparently this type of knitted object is also called a wimple.

Now that spring is here, it probably won’t get worn until next winter.  Isn’t that how it always goes with knitting projects? Somehow I tend to finish projects just as the season turns and the item has to wait to be worn.

Spring cleaning

While working on spinning the rest of the fiber for my current sweater project, I’m also attempting to clear out a back log of small projects lurking around every corner of my small house. I honestly try not to let projects pile up, but it always seems so easy to justify buying a few skeins of yarn for small projects.


My latest small project is the Flared Lace Smoke Ring from Heart Strings Fiber Arts, which is being knit out of  Silky Wool by Elsebeth Lavold  (65% wool and 35% silk).  It’s a stand in for the Rainbow Roving that I spun last year but is not nearly as nice;  Silky Wool just isn’t as soft and springy.  With only 4 ounces of Rainbow Roving,  I’m still looking for a perfect compliment yarn and/or pattern.