Time has found me ready to post a project I completed this summer.  I am writing with a heavy heart, however as I pause to think about others coping with deadly destruction of unfathomable proportions, those battling the loss of their homes due to wind, water, or fire and I pray for their recovery, hopefully sooner than later.  It is bittersweet that while others are suffering, I find myself with this luxury of time.  This pattern had been in my head for near ten years, a beauty (I think) from Vogue Knitting Holiday 2003, designed by Mari Lynn Patrick.  I just love its simple yet sophisticated styling.

The fabric that is created by this double knit rib stitch knitted in Horstia/Muench Yarn‘s “Maulbeerseide Schurwolle”, now discontinued, is so thick and luscious that it perfectly folds over at the neckline as one would wish.  There is a sheen to the yarn that will reflect night’s light as intended for date night.  And, yes, I will likely bear my arms with the split turtleneck in the early winter months during the holiday season.

As I post these pictures, I continue to reflect on those who had to evacuate their homes, those who are without power, and those whose lives will never be the same due to the forces of hurricane, Sandy.  However, I also realize that time does not stand still and if these horrors ever come my way and I lose all my possessions that I hold dear, I will have this memoir to read to appreciate the handiwork, style, and look I once had when these pictures were taken.

The pictures were taken at the Niagara River on a beautiful Fall day in early October.

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