Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Let's Talk About Love

I'm in finishing mode. I finished the Tahki garter stitch "vest" (it looks like a shrug to me) and I'm glad I like it because knitting it left me wondering why I didn't just go find something cropped and black at the local discount department store. I must remember in the future that no matter how cute, quick and easy something looks that if it involves knitting 500 yards of garter stitch with doubled stranded cotton on size 9 needles, I won't be a happy knitter.

I actually really liked the Tahki Cotton Classic, but would definitely prefer it single stranded on size 6s. I find that I really like the smaller needles anymore.

But more on that later because I don't even have any pictures of it for you yet.

Let's move on to what I do have pictures of.

See, I joined the Seasons of Lace KAL so clearly I needed to reinvest some of my destashing funds on a bit of luxury yarn for lace knitting.

Here's some Hand Maiden Sea Silk in (perfect) Ivory for a Swallowtail Shawl.

Sea Silk

and... the most wonderful stuff ever... Fleece Artist Cashlana in Moss for Ene's Scarf.


I can hardly wait to wrap myself up in all this gorgeous green. (You know, green is God's favorite color. Unfortunately the Bible fails to mention that specifically... but if you look around at the great outdoors, it's clear He has quite an affection for the color green.)

Actually, after seeing Cosmicpluto's woven wrap made out of the same yarn, I'm ready to buy a loom! No. Not really. I don't have room. But someday.

Anyway, I'm forcing myself to finish a pair of socks that's been sitting in my basket for a bit too long so I can feel free to move on.

I've also joined the Summer of Socks kal so I'm lining up my lacy sock patterns that will meet the requirements of both KALs. Although, I must admit that I'm not a very good club member. I'm a bit afraid that joining these KALs will ensure that I don't knit a single shawl or sock for the whole summer. I'm a bit rebellious that way... even against my own intentions.

BTW - I got both of these yarns from Knitty-Noddy. I ordered them last Friday night right before the long weekend and they arrived Tuesday!


Lydee said...

Ha! Green is God's favorite color!

sophanne said...

That will make some beautiful lace.

Green is my favorite color to but I think I'm only a distant relative.

Heather said...

I remember a few years ago, I read a blogger who said she hated to knit with anything larger than size 7 needles. I scoffed. Now, I am totally on board with that. Must be all the sock and shawl knitting. Beautiful yarn!

knittinwolf said...

Love the new yarns and what quick service! Can't wait to see what you knit up!

Donna Boucher said...

Hi Tammy,
I am using your Green is God's favorite color line and running with it on my blog today. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kate said...

I'm working on Ene's scarf right now. Once you get past the freakishly long rows in the beginning, it's great fun to knit!

Your yarn is beautiful - great choices. Good luck!

Stefaneener said...

You are so clearly right about green. Can't wait to see your lace!

Yarnhog said...

I don't like knitting with cotton, especially heavy weight cotton. It hurts my hands and wrists. If I really want something in cotton, I'd rather just go buy it and save the handknitting for wool and alpaca and silk and cashmere...

Jani said...

That ivory IS perfect for a Swallowtail (thanks for the comment on my mini-version). The green is really gorgeous, also.

Good luck with the 'inner rebel'! I'm signed up for SOS also, but hadn't heard about SOL yet ... I may wait & see on that one. Or not.