Woke up to this weary and all too familiar scene:
By afternoon it was all melted. I feel better now.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Friday, April 08, 2011
In this post I promised a hat from the leftover yarn. Here it is.
Pattern: My own
Yarn: Noro Kogarashi, colorway #10, 51% silk and 49% wool.
Needles: US #8 and US #10
Comments: For some unknown reason I decided that I'd soften the colors in the hat with a strand of Rowan's Kidsilk Haze. It does make the hat warmer and softer but the mittens and the pom-pom look slightly different.
When I was knitting with this yarn, I really didn't like it much. But I really do like the way the projects turned out, and I will probably like them even better after they have been in the closet all summer. Sometimes I feel like I get "too much" of a project and have to shelf it for awhile before I can truly appreciate it.
Posted by Kay-From the Back Yard at 8:05 PM
Several times on vacation I have come across three-button cotton shawls. They always look so pretty, in various yummy colors and soft cotton. And each time I said the same thing we knitters always say, "I could make one of those."
Well, here is my beginning of that very piece. I chose a soft cotton that is wrapped with a thread to make it appear nubby; it gives the knitted stitches an irregular look, which I think I like. It's Classic Elite Yarn's Sprout--100% organic cotton in the Glacier colorway. It seems light for a bulky yarn, so I'm hoping that it will be comfortable to wear. It has one buttonhole with three buttons. But I haven't purchased the buttons yet. I'm thinking grey coconut buttons, which will be big and light.
Now, I must say that I have made only a few shawls but don't wear them very often. That's one reason I probably wouldn't make an intricately patterned lace shawl any time soon. My question is, have you made a shawl, and do you wear it often?
Posted by Kay-From the Back Yard at 1:05 PM