I was overcome by the photos of Passiflora in the new Twist Collective blog, so I ordered the pattern and yarn online. It was nearly instant gratification. The yarn made it to my doorstep in 3 days.


I chose the same color as the sample knit. Choosing color online is difficult; you never know if your monitor is giving you the real deal.


This is gorgeous. It’s called Persian Violet. The yarn is Elann Incense, a worsted weight blend of wool, silk, and bamboo.


I’m trying to not cast on just yet. I get jangly if I have more than 2 or 3 WIPs, and I have that many already. Another shawl, the April sock, and the baby blanket stripe…on top of that, it’s a really busy week at work. I don’t have time to knit, or play the piano, and I have to practice guitar for this weekend’s women’s retreat.

How long do you think my will power will last?!

17 responses to “Incense

  1. Very pretty color! Can’t wait for you to cast on… I predict another week at most. 😉

  2. That is sure a beautiful pattern! Good luck on getting something finished before temptation overwhelms you!

  3. Ooooh, this is so scrumptiously gorgeous. I want to reach out and touch…the color on my screen shows pale lavender. Is it what you got? It’s going to be beautiful, perfect for the warmer weather yet to come 😀

  4. wow, that is beautiful! I’m sure the strip will be done in a blink. Is the new project good retreat knitting? What a fun weekend ahead, I hope it’s a little relaxing

  5. The yarn looks so smooshy! You’re tempting me to break my yarn diet.

    You have been going to such fun weekend events lately. I’m jealous!

  6. Five minutes!

  7. Lovely color!! I sooo love Elann for that instant gratification thing…I have 3 rubbermaids of IG from them! 🙂

  8. Wonderful color!

    Have you cast on yet? ;^)

  9. Before nightfall. Oh wait that would be me and my knitting weakness.

  10. OMG — that color is GORGEOUS! I love it. The fiber combo sounds luscious — I can’t wait to hear how you like it while you’re knitting. And don’t you love those speedy deliveries? When I order from Jimmy Beans Wool, I swear, my order arrives in about 2 days. It’s awesome.

  11. I’m guessing you’ve already cast on. Beautiful yarn. I can’t wait to see the progress and hear how you like how the yarn works up. I either LOVE or hate elann’s yarns.

  12. Very pretty color – and I think you probably are already swatching!


  14. If you’re anything like me, it won’t last long! 🙂

  15. Cast on for a swatch! That’s not cheating, that’s being a responsible knitter. Right?

  16. Your knitting is a feast for the eyes.
    That new yarn is lovely. Don’t you just love Elann?

  17. Tempting, very tempting…saw there’s a Denim color in this yarn. Try to only buy yarn in real stores but… Maybe if two current projects get finished, I’ll take the leap.