Thursday, December 8, 2011

On All Things Foggy This Fee-Fi(ber)-F.O. Friday

When shutters work hard in fog.
What an amazingly busy week it's been. It is, of course, that time of year. However, things got just a little more hairy when the Pacific Northwest was fogged in for two days straight. And a freezing fog at that. Not only could one not see the hand right in front of them, they could barely walk or drive in certain places because the roads were slippery. A bad mix I tell you. Bad. I saw two instances of elderly mishaps during my travels this week - one needed a medic call. Let's be careful out there, everyone!

The fog did not help my camera's shutter one little iota. In order to get this week's finished object photographed, my poor shutter was working in single-digit speed. Needless to say, absent a tripod, some of my shots were less than crystal clear. Arthouse affect - that's my story and I'm sticking with it.

Nevertheless, my Canon still performed well under foggy pressure, and I am proud to show you the FO for my latest pattern, my La Vitre scarf. My first knit pattern, I'm proud of this silky soft scarf, complete with beads at each end for just the right amount of weight and bling. Using one skein of Wonder Why Gal's Alpaca the Way it Should Be (thanks, Andrea!), this is a perfect little pattern for whipping up a last minute gift or two.

Named after one of the French words for window or glass, this super-easy one row pattern came to me when I least expected it - in the middle of working up a crochet swatch during the summer. That's the way with creativity sometimes: you have one idea being worked out, and inspiration hits. Keep that inspiration notebook handy at all times.

This pattern is available exclusively through the Wonder Why Alpaca Farm until the end of the year. It's free with a purchase of Super Fine Airy alpaca/silk yarn, and Andrea's hand-dyed some gorgeous holiday colors (roving as well). This sample is the cranberry; the burgundy also looks good enough to drink. Hmmm, come to think of it, after this week, a glass of burgundy sounds wonderful. Sign me up.

I hope everyone else isn't in a holiday fog - check back with Andrea's blog to see what holiday cheer everyone else is putting forth this week.

Super Fine Airy alpaca/silk blend
hand-dyed in cranberry. In a sunnier moment.


  1. LOVE IT!
    Thank you for creating a beautiful pattern that shows the beauty and drape of my yarn. I can't wait to see it in person...and get the pattern in my store.

  2. Isn't that crazy how inspiration happens? It almost always knocks me over. :-D

    The scarf is gorgeous!

  3. I rather like your foggy picture, very interesting to see how the natural light affects yarn colors. We had some very foggy days here too, and it's scary to see how some people drive when they can hardly see the car in front of them.

  4. A beautiful pattern utilizing beautiful yarn. Gorgeous stuff.

  5. A very nice scarf. How fun to have beads at the end! Congrats on this pattern.

  6. I know I'm eccentric this way, but I love fog :-). Hell on people driving, I know.

    The cranberry yarn is lovely.

  7. Very pretty! It's a lovely gift. The beading is a perfect finish!


  8. Love the scarf and the color is beautiful. I can imagine how soft it is. Andrea's alpaca yarn and fiber are the best.