Here in South-Central PA we woke up this morning to another of our lovely snow/sleet/freezing rain days. Most of the country gets snow or rain. We seem to live along the perfect "rain-snow" line, where the term "wintery mix" is something we hear weekly from December till March. The bright side of this is that it makes for some lovely pictures. This was what greeted me this morning:I don't know a lot about plants, so I'm not 100% sure, but I think that's one of my azalea bushes. I do know a fair amount about pretty though and these icy days sure do provide us with plenty of pretty.
Days like this are perfect for snuggling in and not moving except to go get more tea and to maybe put another log on the fire. This is also the perfect time for lace knitting. The outside world in on hold and you can devote yourself to a few hours of dedicated knitting time. With that in mind, we thought it would be the perfect time to tell you about a Knit-a-Long going on for the Forest Path Stole.
This is one of our most stunning lace patterns. Its unique construction and varied sections will keep you interested throughout the process. Joining in the KAL will give you support and encouragement plus there are loads of lace knitting experts who can hold your hand along the way. Originally featured in the Interweave Knits Summer 2003 issue, this stole was also selected to be part of the book "Best of Interweave Knits: Our Favorite Designs from the First Ten Years". The pattern can also be purchased online.
So, if (like me) you've always wanted to knit this stole but were afraid to jump in, the start of 2009 seems like a perfect time to warm up those needles and join in the fun.