Thursday, March 29, 2007

everything but blogging

Been knitting, been working, been posting new yarns on the website, been helping with my new grand niece, been listening to Amy Singer talk about no sheep, been shipping, been shopping ..... just not been blogging

Aforesaid Ms Singer spoke at our guild yesterday and had all of the sheepless garments for us to ogle. And ogle and fondle we did.

I LOVE Intoxicating

I LOVE Morrigan

I love the fabulous silk coat/dressing gown/silk fabulousness whose name I can't remember at the moment - the largest size of which takes 18 skeins of 42.00 a skein silk!!!!

Intoxicating is 3 colours of silk - knitted in mosaic patterns (different front and back) and lace (sleeves). The colour combination is BRILLIANT - absolutely BRILLIANT. Mossy green, plummy purple and tangeriney light orange. What a combination. Truly intoxicating. Now to figure out if Handmaiden's Silken will work as a substitute. Calls are in - answers will be had.

And then there is Morrigan. Complex with a capital COMPLEX cables - mostly single stitch crossovers I think and a centre front braid that is gorgeous. Done in Rowan Calmer in a soft blue that also costs a fortune and might make a sane knitter crazy and a crazy knitter (like me) even crazier. Must be knit in a cool, quiet room with no distractions - guess I better move to a hotel for that one!

Too much knitting - too little time

Works in progress and finished recently include socks in Shepherd Sport - Watercolor, Piece of Beauty - Dark Matter, Mystery Diamond Shawl in soft blue Kid Seta, Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend in Heather 3/8 - Chokecherry - a complex red with a bit of blue heathering, a crocheted (yes I said crocheted - I really dont' crochet) Rowan sweater for my daughter in Sapphire Hemp - progress on this one is actually being made! Also a couple of summer tops in Estelle 100% Silk for me but to be developed into a pattern for this great yarn. One done, 1 about half way, 1 more to go.

Also working on an idea for April's Sock of the Month that isn't quite working in its current configuration so some ripping has taken place (twice) and some re-knitting will happen (but not until tomorrow). I knwo what I want it to do and so far 1 of the 3 things I have tried has worked and the other 2 were too awful to contemplate.

More blogging and definitely a few pictures to come.

Did you see the new Sea Silk!!!!!

1 Comments:

At 9:03 AM, Blogger Deb said...

Thanks for the mention of my silk bathrobe/coat/whatever-I had soooo much fun working with yarn that retails for 50 bucks a hank!!!!!(That would be Classic Elite's Temptation) Hey- I even got a mention-by name-in the new Vogue Knitting-inn the New Books section. And now here! Hey-I've arrived! (And I was wondering about using Fleece Artist for that mosaic one myself-hmmmm)

 

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