Gatsby is in the Air

You may have noticed that The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is everywhere right now, with the Baz Luhrman movie opening on May 10 in the United States, even though it was apparently shot (o, the heresy of it) in Sydney, Australia. Guess we’re a long way from Long Island!

I’ve been knitting sparkly things lately – a ton of these Scallop-Edge Necklaces in a variety of beads and yarns:

Easter necklacesEaster Necklaces 1b
Scallop-edge beaded necklacesPink scallop-edge necklace

And now, in honor of this great American story, I’m teaching a class with a similar pattern called the Gatsby Necklace by Shaina Bilow – with a lovely yarn called Stella. This is a sample I knit for the class:

Gatsby Necklace

Gatsby Necklace

Join me in knitting another one this week if you like from your home. The pattern is here on Ravelry ($5). This pattern uses up scraps of yarn and not very many beads – a quick knit for you or for a gift! Learn how now so you can use the pattern for holiday knitting. (Note: I am not getting a cut of anything here.]

And if you would like someone knowledgeable and crafty to lead you knowledgeably through this story, check out Heather Ordover’s Just the Benefits audio cast (scroll down the page) – and you too will know the substance behind the glitter!