women of a certain age are like sunflowers; they know how to turn their faces to the sun.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Calling All Speed Demons!

Maria, the wonder knitter, is busy with another project she has taken on for the Ravelympics, so I find myself temporarily without a test knitter for Zinnia

I would like to get the pattern out by the end of the month, so I need a quick knitter. The knitting on this one is much easier than the other Garden Variety scarves - repetitive pattern.

If you can knit; purl; yarn over; knit 2 together; slip, slip, knit; and slip one, knit two together, pass slipped stitch over, you can knit this one.

Oh, you also need to be able to read a chart. Pattern takes one skein of seasilk and the beading is optional. In the interest of time, test knitter may choose to omit them.

Here's a recent progress pic. Can send first two charts today and last one on Monday.
Hope someone can help me out in my hour of need. Otherwise, I'll have to ask the knitmaker's elves. And you know what a hassle elves can be. They used to work overnight, back in the shoemaker's era, but now that Santa got them all unionized...

Well, now they want hourly breaks and time and a half. To say nothing of health insurance and retirement benefits. Yeesh...


Donna Lee said...

I wish I could help you out but I am not a fast knitter. The colors are lovely and remind me of some zinnias I grew a few years ago. So bright and cheery.

Anonymous said...

Have some sea silk, not zinnia colors but sea silk! Wouldn't do the beads. But willing to give it a go.

FiberRachel said...

Hi Susan, I have sea silk and beads and time, and am up to speed at the moment ;-)
Have sent you a private email, but wasn't sure you'd get it.