June’s Blue

June's Delivery

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The lunch bag of surprise yarn turned out to be a project I was fondly remembering and hoping would emerge soon from the box of surprise to which it had been consigned.

Misti Alpaca worsted becomes Helleborus.

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Helleborus scarf

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The pattern includes the following: Work rows 1–2, then repeat rows 3–10 until you drop dead. This is a boring knit, and you’ve now been warned. I don’t agree that it’s boring. It’s soothing. I always have to check the pattern for the edge stitches, but beyond those first and last 3 the pattern is a rhythmic joy. Simple. And blue. So little of what I’ve knit has been blue despite that colour’s status among my favourites.

I haven’t written much about these Personal Yarn Club packages because quite a few of them have been projects meant to be gifts. I’m finding the process both fun and frustrating. Sometimes I can’t wait for a project to arrive, like this one, and sometimes I can’t remember at all what I’ve packed away and the surprise is…surprising, which is what I wanted. Other times, though, a project feels like it just adds to my workload for a month, or I feel like it’s keeping me from something else that’s caught my fancy, or I wish I could dig through and get a particular yarn back (for Project Spectrum in particular). But mostly it’s been a fun way to play with my yarn. I could really see this being fun if it were tied into something like PS or another ongoing project.

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