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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

At Last

At last, my love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song
Oh, yeah, at last
The skies above are blue
My heart was wrapped up in clovers
The night I looked at you
I found a dream that I could speak to
A dream that I can call my own
I found a thrill to rest my cheek to
A thrill that I have never known
Oh, yeah when you smile, you smile
Oh, and then the spell was cast
And here we are in heaven
For you are mine
At last

- Mack Gordon and Harry Warren

October has been a month full of new surprises and long anticipated realizations.

We have discovered a new land and realized a long time dream by purchasing our someday-to-be new home in the wilds of Northern Michigan.

Conner has learned to walk! and that is both a surprise (as to the timing) and a long anticipated development.

Two new designs (Innisfree and Chinoise) have popped unexpectedly out of my fevered designer's brain, and two old ones (Rustica and Sugar Snap) have reached fruition.

Wait a minute...

Hold the phone...

And the knitting needles...

Sugar Snap is done?

That long nagged about eagerly anticipated scarf design?

The one that has been languishing in the knitting basket since last February?

Yeah, THAT one.

It seems like a spring pattern to me, so I was going to hold it until next March, but there have been so many avid knitters that wanted it N-O-W, I just couldn't hold out any longer.


12 inches wide by 65 inches long

3 skeins (600 yds.) Fibre Co. Canopy Fingering
Color: Paw Paw
Size 4 (US) needles

5 stitches = 1 inch (blocked)

suitable for intermediate to experienced lace knitter
double-sided lace
charted design
uses fingering/sport weight yarn

It's obvious why I named it sugar snap; don't the bobbles look like little peas and the background lace like pods?

This is actually a fairly quick knit for a complicated lace pattern. Although the pattern repeat is larger than some, the pattern is very predictable: one of those move-it-one-stitch-over-each-row kind of things.

The Canopy has a lovely drape and the heavier weight makes it much easier to keep track of your stitches.

BIG snaps all around!


olegraymare said...

Snap Dragon is positively beguiling! You may know this already, the song "At Last" was written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren in 1941. Etta James has probably the most familiar version, but nearly EVERYONE has "covered" that song. The first line of Etta's version was overplayed in a commercial for a new model of the Jaguar SJ series (some years back). The piece was originally written for a musical(!) "Orchestra Wives"...waaay more than you wanted to know, huh?..Best, Alice

Rabbitknitz said...

Maybe you just needed a mental jolt to jumpstart these designs again. You obviously got it. Oh yes, this is an anticipated design! Yet another pattern to go in the Ravelry queue--fire up that Paypal...! Way to go Susan!

Mady said...

Absolutely adorable and clever!

Krysten (Verra Yarns) said...

Oh this is just lovely! I think have a post Christmas project! :) Would you mind if I posted about the pattern on the shop blog?