Rainbow Road and Turtles’ Journey

Isn’t BlueHairFelted head pretty? (GlassHead is jealous that her competitor gets top billing today). Blue Hair is wearing Rainbow Road, by Jenna Krupar. Mine was knit from a kit that contained 5 mini-skeins of Frabjous Fibers’ March Hare, an Aran weight. March Hare is a 100% merino. It’s next-to-the-skin soft.

Here’s a closer look. It’s actually a sampler cowl, worked in simple knits and purls patterning. Especially in Aran weight, you’re finished so quickly there’s no time to be bored.

That’s a fake button band. Normally I’d just continue the patterns over the stitches of a fake button band. But, I saw this cowl knitted up at a local shop and decided it worked well. I chose very thin, lightweight buttons. They won’t weigh the cowl down.

I decided to keep this one for me. So, nieces, this one won’t be in the holiday choose-your-gifts extravaknitza.

This one is for me too.

GlassHead has modeled this twice before for you. It’s Heather Anderson’s Turtles’ Journey Cowl. I knit this new one in Michigan’s-own Yarn Hollow Tango, an 85% wool,15% silk DK weight.

The way GlassHead is wearing it, it’s a little hard to see the story. These photos show the turtles’ journey through the dangers of the sand into the relative safety of the water.

 

Knitting the sand, well not too exciting. The waves are an easy lace pattern. And the turtles? Well the turtles are some of the most fun a knitter can have. Watching the bodies form is lots ‘o giggles.

GlassHead gets a far-off, starry look in her eyes as she sits on my dining room table, staring out at Long Lake. I told her, no sea turtles here. But we’ve got snappers, painted turtles, and the occasional (OK, twice seen) Blandings turtles. She’s not getting the finer distinctions.

4 thoughts on “Rainbow Road and Turtles’ Journey

  1. @Marty…a story…hmmm…not much of one…Steve sometimes tries to play. (It’s a cool contrast to that vintage cabinet though and if my son gets here he’s the guitarist in the family!)

  2. Darn, was hoping like maybe Steve had been
    in the MC5 and that cool cabinet was a shrine
    to former life-lol

  3. No, alas. As close as Steve got to rock fame is that his brother John was Chuck Berry’s tour drummer for awhile.

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