The Perfect Project! Thanks Sally!

December 12, 2011 at 3:21 pm 1 comment

Every now and then I knit something that turns out exactly right.  That is, if I were to knit the same pattern again, I wouldn’t change a thing.  That’s not to say I’m disappointed with my other FO’s, it’s just that usually I find one little detail that I’d do differently.  I’d maybe use a different yarn – solid verses kettled-dyed – or I’d go up a needle size, or make it longer, make it shorter, add a little ease on the shoulder – you get the point.   Getting it right the first time requires some experience and lots of luck, and when everything magically comes together to create the perfect project it’s just grand.  A feeling of total satisfaction.  This is just the feeling I got with my Log Cabin Christmas Tree Skirt. 

Maybe my love for this project is  because the children are so delighted with the skirt.  They roll around on it before bedtime giggling and calling out gifts that they predict Santa will deliver.  Some evenings they  carefully lay their favorite toys on a particular panel to show just how Santa will arrange the new gifts.  It could also be I love this skirt because somehow I know it will be a family heirloom, packed away with care each year and taken out joyously the next holiday season.  Whichever the reason, I love this Christmas tree skirt.

The Log Cabin Tree Skirt pattern is from Sally Melville’s bestselling book Warm Knit’s, Cool Gifts.  It’s no secret around the Knit ‘n Needle Yarn Shoppe that Sally is one of my all-time favorite designers.  (Sally’s wisdom is as keen as her creative making her books and workshops all the more intriguing).  For the yarn, I used Berroco Ultra Alpaca.   

-Aimee A.


Sally Melville Workshops

Sally Melville will be coming to Whitefish on August 25th & 26th 2012.  Mark your calendar and save the date.  Join our Raverly group, sign up for our e-newsletter, or like us on Facebook to receive first-hand details of these amazing upcoming workshops.  Summertime and Sally Melville are two great resons to plan a trip to Montana!


Entry filed under: Patterns, Projects.

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  • 1. stephanie gordon  |  December 12, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Love the Christmas tree skirt – it’s beautiful! I also love that Sally Melville is coming to WF – wow – she’s amazing! I think I have three of her books and would LOVE to meet her!!! ( :


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