Wait a minute! Ellie is knitting up a storm while helping out at LYS this summer. First it was a pair of socks knit with stash she dug out of the summer kitchen at home. Using the pattern 'Priscilla's Dream Socks' (Interweave Knit's "Favorite Socks"), these went fast. They weren't even quite off the needles before the next project was planned--& all of a sudden--there is stash yarn in Ellie's room at home!
You know what happened next, right? Yeah, Ravelry happened next. A list of favorites, projects posted...& then Ellie picked a hat pattern called 'Fungi' to knit. This is an ambitious hat! Knit in dk weight Classic Alpaca in three colors, it is lined & knit in three colors. Finished in about a week, this was a companion project to another pair of socks--designed by Ellie, this time knit with Paca-Peds, another yarn from the Alpaca Yarn Company. These are going a little slower than the first pair. This may be due to the fact that Ellie has also knit a very silly rabbit & is casting on a pair of mittens.
All of these factors point me to one conclusion. Ellie is really, for real, a knitter. A Knitter. Mission Accomplished!
Say 'Hi!' to Ellie on Ravelry & have a look at the projects posted so far! User name: iaoey.
"...the knitting basket...was well equipped, with three long circular wire needles in different sizes, and a sinister-looking set of four double-ended ivory ones, slender as stillettos, which I knew were used in some mysterious fashion to turn the heels of stockings."
-- Diana Gabaldon, Drums of Autumn