Last year for Christmas Johanne was given some lovely handspun yarn.
The spinning was a joint effort made by Wendy and L-B and the yarn had a lovely shine and feel to it.
Some of the fibre that was used was tencel, hence the shine.
And it was pink. Very pink. Johanne LOVES pink.
For nearly a year the two skeins have been waiting for a decision.
What do you make with bright, shiny, soft, handspun, merino-tencel yarn?
Well, this is what Johanne came up with:
The pattern really calls for beads – but the yarn was so beautiful in itself that it didn´t need beads.
Now Johanne has to get back to knitting the Carolina bolero that has been left sitting in the knitting basket for a week or two.
Because Johanne has reached the stage where you have to knit 80 repeats of lace around the body.
In order to finish it in time for a special occasion she needs to do eight repeats a day.
But seriously, does anyone think that she´ll really pull that off?
She even has doubts herself. And you can hear her muttering to herself:
– Well, it would be a different matter if only the yarn was pink...