iowa storks and lace nests

March 15, 2010

I had two tiny balls of qiviut, from the arctic muskox. Delicate, fuzzy brown, and very special. My mom gave them to me for my birthday about 4 years ago, and I have been saving them in a little bag in my top drawer for the right project. A few weeks ago I found the perfect project. A stork’s nest lace pattern, in a new Piecework compilation magazine.

I began the scarf (a little wider than the pattern instructed) and loved knitting it! Every few rows I would look at what I had done, pet it, and then continue on. I find that lace is particularly magical to knit. I love to watch as the pattern develops, and the yarn overs and decreases come together.

If I were a stork, I think that I would have been particularly happy to make my nest out of this scarf. Or at least line my nest with it. After I weave in the ends I am going to sprinkle the scraps from the scarf in my yard so that little birds, building little nests will have some extra soft fuzz to add to their nests. (And I might even get around to blocking the scarf too…)

One Response to “iowa storks and lace nests”

  1. Kathy Says:

    Oh what a beauty! Love the color, the yarn, and the pattern. It looks fantastic, even unblocked!

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