The Lacy One

Before 2012 gets any further along, here’s something else I knit as a Christmas present. It’s another Baktus but lacy. Not quite as addictive as the first but still great and a fun knit. We haven’t had much of a winter this year so I don’t know how useful it’s been. Seriously, plants are blooming and I keep hearing tree frogs at night. Someone needs to tell them it’s January.

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Pattern: Lacy Baktus by Terhi Montonen

Yarn: Claudia Hand Painted Yarns Fingering Silk 55 in Mardi Gras

Full details @Ravelry

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Baktus

I’m blaming this whole thing on BrokeKnits. Baktus probably would have remained a half forgotten pattern in my Ravelry queue if I hadn’t seen her version. Plus, I needed an autopilot pattern as a break from more complicated projects. Turned out to be good travel knitting too even though I did need to rip back a few grams due to insufficient measuring. Eventually, I’ll be making the lacy version.

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Now I’m waiting on winter to arrive so I can wear the thing without melting. September is just around the corner and the thermometer is still reading 100 degrees. It’ll probably be a long wait but I know the truth. Winter is coming.

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The yarn - Mountain Colors Bearfoot - is from the deep stash. I bought it years and years ago when I’d only been knitting for a few months. It was supposed to be a celebration for finishing another semester. It was also the first skein of yarn I paid more than $20 for. So, it holds a special place in my knitter’s heart. I’m glad I finally found a good match for it even though it took a few attempts. Maybe that’s is why I was more thrilled than disappointed when it turned the water chartreuse during a bath.  Dried, the colors haven’t faded so I’m still happy.

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