Thanks, Bonne Marie, for the heads up on the Graknitti event tomorrow! I can't wait and have already done my don't-rain dance. Several days ago, when I thought it might be cold that day rather than rainy, I realized the time had come for convergence, h.t.-style.
Many moons ago, this selfsame Bonne Marie threw a beautiful baby shower for me. All the wonderful gifts I received from my KIP friends are still with us, in view and/or frequent use, and all are still so deeply appreciated a year and a half later. I received a few skeins of yarn, one -- an amazing skein of Noro Korchoran, which I had never seen before -- from Bonne Marie. It was a decorative fixture on my bookshelf, and against my cheek, for a long time. Eventually I realized I would like some fingerless gloves, and as the idea marinated in the last week I remembered...Bonne Marie's Voodoo Wrist Warmers! (And is that not a blast from the past?) But DO YOU SEE WHAT'S HAPPENED HERE?
Yarn = Bonne Marie
Pattern = Bonne Marie
Knowledge of event that prompted initiation/completion of project in a reasonable amount of time = Bonne Marie.
The yarn is so beautiful, the pattern so quick and fun (yes, slight accommodations for bigger gauge were made), and I'm so eager to get out and spend an afternoon knitting in the heart of my necessary but sad absence from KIP. What could be better than that? How 'bout a photo?
Specs: see above for yarn and pattern
Needles: US 8 dpns
Start/finish: Oct. 17/Oct. 19, 2006
(Used approximately half the skein, give or take.)