Saturday, May 16, 2009


My brains are scrambled. That's the only way I can describe my head as of late. So I'm going to send you to visit one of my favorite designers... Anne Hanson. She has such an eye for beauty in the everyday things as well as being an incredible designer. I especially love her lace and socks. (You can see all her patterns here.)

I recently started her Caricia after weeks of agonizing over the perfect yarn. I really wanted to use the Malabrigo sock in Indiecita that I had purchased...

Malabrigo Sock

but I only had one skein and I wanted to make a medium size version. In the end I decided to go ahead and make a one skein version because this yarn just really needed to be this shawl.


Please excuse the colors. I have found this yarn almost impossible to photograph.

Then when I saw Anne working on Trevi... I knew it would be next on my lace list. I was quick to order the kit from One Planet Yarn & Fiber when it was announced so I could use the same Pewter colorway of Handmaiden Sea Silk she had used. The yarn is just amazing. Again, I'm sure I haven't captured the colors but the subtle transitions of silvers, greens, and bronze are stunning.

Handmaiden Sea Silk
Handmaiden Sea Silk

So here I sit surrounded with beautiful yarns and gorgeous lace patterns... and I've spent my morning trying to pick out a sock pattern to start. Scrambled I tell ya.


mom said...

I sure enjoy listening to your scramblings this afternoon! My scramblings on this day are much less exciting LOL! Beautiful yarns :-)

Tammy ~@~

Becky said...

But isn't that such a good problem to have?

The yarn is still beautiful, even if it didn't photograph well.

km said...

It must be because it's almost summer.

Laura said...

If the colors are better than what they appear to be in the pictures, then it must almost be too much beauty to bear!

I can relate to your problem. I'm happily working on the Mitered Squares Blanket, and I'm already choosing yarn for the Babette Blanket. Which I really refuse to start until the mitered squares are all done. Really.

Auntie Pudentaine said...

It sure would be fun to poke around your stash!! You always seem to share stuff I have never seen!

Yarnhog said...

I dearly love Anne's patterns, but after ordering and failing to even cast on for a few of them, I have accepted that I am probably never going to enjoy knitting lace. Even lace as beautiful as that!

Bonnie said...

That is some beautiful yarn. Let me know how you like the Sea Silk. I have been lusting after this yarn for a long time but didn't want to get it until I know what I want to make with it. I'm trying to burn through some of my stash to make room for more:-)