Monday, July 1, 2013

Heat Wave WIP: Wildflower Baktus

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We had a bit of a heat wave here in Seattle in the last couple of days, so I spent the weekend on the couch watching Mad Men and knitting.  I started this Lacy Baktus in Manos Serena on Friday at knitgroup, and have already finished about 75% of it.  I'm hoping to bust out the rest of it in the next few days.

I knit one of these as a sample a few years ago when Serena first came out, and have been planning to make another ever since.  Serena is a really interesting yarn: it has the hand of cotton and the warmth and fuzziness of alpaca, and it takes dye in the subtlest of ways.  This is one of my romantic multicolors, and I love how it's knitted up.  It's pooled a little bit here and there, but the overall effect is like a watercolor painting of wildflowers - appropriate, since the colorway name is Wildflowers!

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