Many of you know that I have a love affair with Artfully Chocolate. When Eric opened in Del Ray a few years ago, I was smitten…he sells chocolate for petes sake! We have partnered on several events, and I think this has resulted in a few more converts to the world of fine chocolate. Knitters seem to understand why a high quality chocolate is better..it’s like a high quality merino. He has this chocolate bar with almonds and sea salt that may have helped me get this store open. I think I ate two a week.
So since Eric used to host our classes in his DC shop, I have owed him a knitted prize for quite some time. He is a large part of how we became fibre space.™ Today I finally got his gift done – Men’s Cashmere Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I used Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Hand Dyes. I think I even have enough leftover to whip up a pair of the free “One Cable Mitts” pattern from Blue Sky. (something to keep around for emergency gifting needs).
I blocked it today during our “emergency last minute knitting and crocheting” at the shop. Every Thursday night we will have our iron and blocking mat out to help you quickly steam those items that you are furiously finishing up for the holidays. There are two Thursdays left! (We had Eric’s amazing cocoa here tonight and promise a treat next Thursday too….)
With this project done, I can now say that I am finished with my holidays. Done. Cards in the mail. Gifts finished and wrapped. DONE. I don’t even know what to do with myself now..I guess I get to start more projects…or finish all the ones sitting on my dining room table. Balance the checkbook? hrm.