Late this summer, Anne asked if I wanted to work with her on a small project for the winter issue of Knitty. It was going to be a neck warmer and Anne was looking for a lighter colorway so that the pattern of the neck warmer would be visible.
The yarn that Anne wanted to use was my Opulence, which I have to admit is my favorite yarn here. The colorway that I sent to her was Rose Quartz, which I love as it reminds me of the quartz that can be readily found here and there in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Wanting to test knit this pretty pattern for myself, I chose the colorway Red Flannel. My new everyday winter jacket is a deep red, so I thought that this would be a good choice for me. I'm thinking now that a hat to match would be really nice too. :)
A few weeks ago the folks at Knitty contacted me to see if I wanted to do an advertisement for the Poinsettia pattern page. I was flattered and challenged all at the same time. So much of this is new to me and definitely interesting..:)
This is such a fun pattern to knit! Typical of Anne's patterns in that it is very easy to follow along and has enough change every few inches to keep it interesting.