Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Yarny Goodness!

There was lots of happy dancing here Saturday, when my package from far far away arrived! Stranding commenced on Sunday. Oh joy! My hands remember what to do! Change color - YAY!

Do you recognize this colorway and rib?! Does this photo help? You know the one! From Vogue Knitting Holiday 2007.
Want to knit one too? Anne at She Ewe Knits is having a 'special' through the end of November! Anne is my hero. She knit a color swatch for this sweater and casually mentioned that she likes these Jamieson colors together. I'm 'sold' because I liked her swatch and trust her color sense, so immediately order. Lorraine made this sweater in it's original yarn... Anne's swatch is so close! Look for yourself here. I'm blown away! Holy cow Batman!

More yarny goodness from far far away...
I caught the Kauni fever! Village Yarn & Tea ordered some. I was late to the party (again) but managed to snag 300g of colorway EG - purple & pink! It's 1200 meters. No, I don't have a project in mind. I hope they order more in more colorways. That purple ball is from China... 924yds of cobweb cashmere! Again, no idea for a project, just had to have it. Similar to Lacey Lamb, but not stretchy.

Happy Thanksgiving! Got your turkey? Hope it's bigger than this one!
I'm sooo happy I don't have to go back to work until Monday! I'm off to work on the leaf pattern! Have a great week! m :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Honeybee Scarf
Honeybee Stole by Anne Hanson
Zephyr lace weight - claret - 50% merino + 50% silk
US4 or 3.5mm Addis Lace (circular)
80"x 18" finished size
Made for Merry

I made the petite size in length/rows, but the tall size in width/repeats. I also used a size smaller needle since I wanted a scarf.

My favorite section to knit was the Bee and Honeycomb - 3rd part. I couldn't have done it without my Addis Lace needles.

I love the vertical lines, and the finished fabric... but in the end this isn't the 'bees knees' for me. I prefer designs with more flow or movement.

When Wooly suggested I give it to his mom Merry, I thought it was a wonderful idea... after gasping and sleeping on it... after all, I still need a scarf! :)

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Think Pink

This pink lacy beaded shawl from Vogue Knitting Holiday 2007 is Kamati's new love. I had 2 balls of pink Lacey Lamb and found the beads (8/0 opaque rainbow) and the crochet hook (1mm) at Joann's. It was meant to be made by me! Once the yarn is knitted, it looks shinier. I wish I had 4 balls of every color... that's how much I love this yarn. It's very soft too.
You can see the beads in the photo below... I'm hoping to have it done by 12/15 so I can wear it to my nephew's 1st birthday. I wore Erin when he was born. Maybe for his second birthday I can wear Fulmar! :)
Speaking of Fulmar... I got the back done! YAY! It's 8 repeats of chart E and measures out at 21.5" wide and 23.25" long. YAY! Right where I wanted it! It's nice to be loving both projects! :)