Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Knitting Blues

With the help of The Lace Reader on my Ipod, I'm making great progress on my Rowan Martha sweater, aka the Perfect Summer Cardigan (hopefully).

Rowan Martha

But I do have a splash of color going too.

Ishbel

Ishbel is providing a nice alternative.

Ishbel

The yarn is not completely smooth providing some nice texture and color variations. Unfortunately, I can't remember what the yarn is so I'll have to do some digging to figure it out.

I also played around with the turquoise ("Beachglass") Hazelknits sock yarn in an attempt to find a suitable scarf pattern. I tried Knitspot's Punch and Judy because I liked the strong geometric pattern as a match for the color...

Punch & Judy

but I'm not completely sure. The pattern actually calls for a DK weight so I think I would need to make this a repeat wider to really work... however, I really want a long skinny scarf so... shrug. I'll worry about that another day.

While sorting out my stash last week, I also came across this Tuscany Shawl from No Sheep for You that I started... geesh... a long time ago out of some Malabrigo Silky DK.

Tuscany

The color is not quite so blue as pictured here. It's called "greenish-grey", but I would describe it as a teal. Whatever you want to call it though, it feels wonderful and will definitely be back in action in a few months when the weather cools enough to knit with Malabrigo again. But for the next month at least, I'll be plopped in front of the a/c with cotton or something light.

4 comments:

Wendy said...

ah crap. When you said "lace reader," I thought that there was a program that would read me lace patterns so I didn't have to read them. You know, knit 1, slip one, yarn over, yadda yadda yadda...

km said...

I though your knitting was giving you the blues...this is way better!

Becky said...

I love that Punch And Judy pattern! I'll definitely have to make that one sometime in the future.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Tammy:
I love the Martha Sweater. So beautiful! Of course, I'm over the moon about your "blues"...lovely colors all!
You're so talented! Can't wait to see that finished sweater. It'd be great if you modeled it for the photo.
See you soon at "my place"! ;-)
Hugs,
Donna