I saw this painted on a closed shop in Spain at least ten years ago, and I’m so glad I took a picture. Sadly, this was early in the digital era and it isn’t terribly high resolution, so once I got done cropping the ugly bits around it, well…
Anyway. Knitting has been an obsession of mine for years. My mom taught me when I was little, and I picked it up again more seriously in college. I had the delight my senior year of living with several knit-happy roommates. Our spring break trip was to Prince Edward Island (we’re also in love with Anne) and while there we visited a woolen mill and came home with bales of yarn. I still have some.
One of my favorite projects was the Lady Eleanor stole with some fabulous yarn from Taos, New Mexico.
The entrelac pattern was intimidating initially, but once you get the hang of it, really quite easy. Knotting the fringe, however, nearly did me in. If you have any form of OCD or perfectionist leanings, beware.
I ended up keeping this project, but most of the time they’re gifts. I like to think about how much (I hope) someone will enjoy something I’ve made for them (or his/her kid), something that might become a hand-me-down or heirloom someday. Because all you knit is love.