I actually mean the scarf, but who am I kidding? The model's pretty too. I made them both, but not on the same day. Only human, after all. The model's Lindsay, and the scarf is my exclusive for next year's Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat.
"Violets". What could be sweeter? The yarn here is none other than Socks That Rock Lightweight, made by the unsinkable Tina Newton of Blue Moon Fiber Arts.
If you like BMFA (and who doesn't?) you will LOVE this limited edition kit. Tina's groupies (myself included) will recall that she doesn't usually produce kits, but she did me a special favor in this case. We Love BMFA! "Violets" measures 11.5" x 48", just the perfect length to snuggle under in late winter. It's worked in the round, then steeked, for easy knitting. Big. Huge. Fun.
The kit costs $60 and is available one of two ways:
1. Students who sign up for my Eeek! Steeks! class at Madrona will receive one in the mail upon registration.
2. You can purchase a kit-only from the Blue Moon Fiber Arts booth at Madrona. They will be available to non-students there, in limited number. If you really really really want a kit and you're scared they might be gone by the time you make it to the booth (legitimate fear), send me an e-mail and I'll work with BMFA to arrange for a pre-order. This will also help us know how many kits to create.
If you attended Eeek! Steeks! with me at Madrona last year, you know what a great time we all had. If you didn't get in last time, here's your chance. This is only the second-ever Madrona exclusive design, so if you are planning to become a collector, don't miss the opportunity.
For the die-hard, here is a list of the official BMFA colorways included (some are not yet available to the public):
Melusine: The main background color - a "spirit" of turquoise; ethereal.
Mossay: The absolute best green in the whole wide world.
Tumbleweed: Subtle and earthy; the perfect leafy foliage foil.
Saffron Surprise: The middle of a fried egg. The first crocus of spring.
Tanzanite: A real and true, not even kidding Purple Gem.
Happy Go Lucky: New this year; everything you ever hoped to find in your Valentine.
Vancouver Violet: Delicate whispers of neither aubergine nor blue. That secret place between sleep and awake.
Go on, you know you want one. See you where the violets bloom.