So the other day when my friend and I hauled it down to the local yarn shop armed with a handful of sweater patterns pirated from my yarn closet and some lofty ideas, she finally settled on the "Einstein Coat", and a wonderful chunky yarn from Berroco. Then she started it. I met her for lunch to check her progress and she is zooming right along. I taught her to pick up stitches and she was off on the second portion. Over the phone, I helped her with part three. And now, I have become so enamored with not only the yarn, but the pattern, I decided, oh heck, why not? Sure, I need hats and mittens for Winter, and those little items are so much better to knit in the blazing heat. Who really wants to sit with a big wool sweater on their lap in August? Well apparently me, because as soon as I hung up the phone with her, I promptly ordered the yarn.
This is NOT my coat, although I wish it was.
The photo was borrowed from Ravelry.
If this is yours, I LOVE it!!!
Perhaps you might be wondering about the pattern and the name. Well, it is from "The Knitting Experience Book 1: The Knit Stitch" by the wonderfully talented Sally Melville. It is called the Einstein Coat because you really feel like a genius knitting it, as it only involves two (count 'em TWO) small seams and bascially knit in one piece. And it is knit with a bulky yarn so it is quick, quick, quick!
Here is my color! Dried Plum. I love it. Not to mention it is a change from my usual "neutral palette". I can't wait to get started!