Monday, 24 September 2007
I have been dreaming of the Cashmere Island by Noro since I've discovered it somewhere on the web, and after a bit of procrastination (or shall I call it a yarn diet? what a ridiculous thought!) I went and ordered a skein.
Not long after its arrival, I was already on the sofa casting on for a scarf - and tried it on to the Zigzag Stripes Scarf of Debbie Bliss featured in Scarf Style...
By Sunday evening, despite having been out for most of the day, I had finished knitting the first skein and went off to get two more from Ebay.
I love the way the colour changes, and I think that this yarn would make a great Clapotis.
And by the way, I found out that the Cashmere Island sold here has 10g more than the one sold in the US... how odd is this?
Friday, 21 September 2007
Well, it's official now... I am losing track of my accessories in the mountains of yarn that are taking residence in my house. I have been looking now for three days for my nostepinne, and cannot find it anywhere. I am in no great urgence to use it, but there are a few skeins I'd like to test knit and I LOVE using the nostepinne for making balls!!
Friday, 7 September 2007
For a long time I've been admiring the pictures of the Lady Eleanor stole in SCARF STYLE, and then all of a sudden it hit me and ... I started two!!
The one on top is being knitted with Noro Silk Garden in shade 217. After I realised that entrelac was not as complicated, I just had to grab a skein of Rowan Tapestry (Shade 173 here) and give it a go. The thinner needles make for less growth per hour, but the gentle change of colours is a relaxing knit for the eyes, especially at nighttime. I am planning to give the Rowan stole to my other half's mum...her birthday is in January, and depending how soon I finish it will be a Christmas or birthday present :)
I am a bit worried by my obsession for the entrelac technique...yesterday, while stirring Quorn in the wok, my mind was playing with the idea of starting another project with Noro Kureyon... a bag to felt in entrelac!?!...help!