Saturday, November 17, 2012

Delicate Beauty

Well, it's nearly that time of year again!  Shopping? Decorating? Baking?  No, silly!  Knitting the Advent Calendar Scarf!  It's more fun, and the calm and quiet is better suited to the spiritually reflective aspect of Advent!

The designer's name is Kristin Benecken and this is the third year that she has designed a scarf and organized a knit-along group.  The group has people from all over the world and the excitement and anticipation are tremendous!  I hear you non-knitters laughing, but it's true!  

Motivated by the coming knit-along, I finally finished my 2010 Advent scarf.  I started it last November while waiting for the 2011 knit-along to begin.  Well, here she is and she takes my breath away!

Delicate Beauty: The 2010 Advent Calendar Scarf knit in Alpaca With a Twist Fino

This week I'll be knitting Christmas presents like mad to be ready to start the 2012 scarf. I have my yarn and beads all ready!
Madelinetosh Prairie yarn in colorway Tart.  The beads are Miyuki 8/0 Opaque Black Delicas.


  1. I am truly amazed at the detail and work in all your knitting. I so enjoy seeing pictures and reading updates on this amazing hobby! I am SO impressed! I hope you got my (rather gargantuan) email I sent the other day! It will probably take you weeks to read it all! Love, Kathy x

  2. That is SO beautiful, Mary Elizabeth. You have the patience of a saint. I know I said I was going to attempt lace after Christmas, but it'll never be ANYTHING like your scarf :o) I know my limitations !! :o)