Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Comfort Knits

Based on the Child's Rainbow Scarf. Its a really easy pattern.
Noro, silk garden sock S84, 2 skeins.
Addi circ lace us4

The yarn feels lush and the fabric drapes beautifully. Softer on the neck than Kureyon.

I CO75
I slipped the first stitch of every row, to give a nicer edge.
I used 2 skeins of the same colorway, in stripes.
This is a fun pattern and the surprise of the yarn keeps you going! Its what I call "comfort knits." Knitting projects with yarn and pattern familiar and easy. You slip into it with very little thought, and it is immediately satisfying.
child's rainbow scarf

hot stuff!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

WIP into the night

Working on my WIP and trying to start some new projects I found myself staying up way too late the past few days. It all looked like a big blur. Today I feel very disoriented. Lucky its Sunday.
I think I need to go to bed now..........

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Silk Garden Sock Yarn.

Very highly anticipated, and finally here! Silk Garden Sock Yarn. But I was not going to knit socks with it, its too interesting to just be in the shoes. So what to make? A scarf is really like a giant swatch. I have wanted to make a zig-zag scarf, but when I started it, it did not "talk" to me. While I was frogging it, I knew what I will knit! The Child's Rainbow Scarf! I made 2 last year for my cousin's daughters, with Kureyon, but it turned out they are alergic to wool! (who knew?) They gave the scarves to friends, who I think liked them. But I remember how enjoyable knitting it was. And now with the new SGS, in the lovely colrway S84- it will be great. To get the striping I am using two skeins of the same color. I am running back to knit it, to see the surprises the yarn will reveal. Notice how different the yarn photographs in day light and indoor light. Its the same yarn. I love Noro with all the quirky stuff that comes with it. The knots, the straw, the white fluff from the silk. You name it. But the magic of Noro, the colors with the textures- is unique and addictive.
silk garden sock
child rainbow scarf