The Perfect Project! Thanks Sally!
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.