Aeolian Fever

Really – it must be a disease – an exotic fever. Elizabeth Freeman brought it in from the Mojave Desert and infected countless knitters across the globe. We should have seen it coming after the Laminaria incident of 2008.

Needless to say – I’ve caught it. Aeolian Fever.

My first Aeolian, which I dearly love, is on Row 40 of the Edging Chart. I’m doing the Shoulderette size. This shawl has been pure joy to knit. Freeman has this uncanny ability to keep the knitter not just interested but devoted to the project. Boredom never sets in because the charts change at a nice pace. I’m hoping to finish the Baked Clay Aeolian sometime on Sunday.

It’s been such fun I decided to knit a second, and probably a third. I’ve been debating for several weeks on which yarn to use next and it seems the blue silk won out when the silver lined clear beads arrived. The blue silk is from MadelineTosh yarns and the beaded swatch below shimmers like sunlight on a clear blue lake. It’s slippery and beading isn’t second nature to me so this project will be a stay-at-home knit and another will be for car knitting. It’s lovely though – who wouldn’t be charmed?

The berry red zephyr (with only the partial amount of beads purchased so far) will be the third Aeolian.

I’ve never wanted to knit a pattern this many times. But I’m in good company because knitters on Ravelry are cranking them out like crazy.

Surely the cure for this is to just let it run its course….

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