3/16/2006

My So Called Scarf

A project in the spectrum colour of the month! I am working on My So Called Scarf and I am loving the pattern! It is truly amazing when you think of the infinite number of patterns that come basically from two different stitches. I think this is one of the primary reasons why knitting rocks. There is no end to what can be done from a knit and a purl. The scarf is an easy knit of a two row repeat with such terrific results. There are slight colour variegations and wool thickness variations that lend themselves so well to the final result. The wool is Manos del Uruguay which I purchased at Lettuce Knit. Megan, the owner, is so nice and her store while one of the smallest I have ever seen, has the nicest collection of yarns going. When I was there picking up the Manos for the scarf I also picked up some Blue Sky Alpaca and Handmaiden. The Blue Sky Alpaca is gorgeous. Soft and supple. It is from the Royal 100% Limited Edition Collection. Expensive and I went crazy and got six skeins to knit a hat, scarf and mitts for Ed who so totally deserves such a luxury. The Handmaiden is very cool; it's called Sea Silk and is 70% silk and 30% seacell. That's right; seaweed - it even smells like seaweed, and, according to Megan, those that be at Handmaiden say that while wearing it your body absorbs the minerals associated with seaweed. Incredible! See, knitting is good for you. I plan to make a scarf with the blue toned skein and a tie for Ed with the other. Lettuce Knits is such a bright friendly place and Megan is laid back and welcoming. Carole and I went to a Stitch 'n Bitch at her store last night and it was really fun. There were quite a few very entertaining women there, including the Yarn Harlot who was hilarious. We also got a sneak peak at her new book which was very cool. I did buy some other wool there. Sock Yarn. Before April 1 and the start of The Sock Yarn Addicts Club The premise of the Addicts Club is to purchase no yarn for 90 days. Given the past 90 days this should be pretty entertaining. I have to count up my sock yarn stash prior to the first. I am working on it (or maybe I am working on building it up first!). I certainly have enough to knit with!

4 comments:

Maria said...

It was nice meeting you last night. I had such a good time and so much fun.

amanda said...

Don't you just love Manos? That color is so divine. And your other purchases...well, I'm in awe. I want to get my hands on some of that Sea Silk from HandMaiden. Just need to decide on a colorway. Hope all that retail therapy cured you of what ails!

Lorraine The Knitting Hammy said...

Lettuce Knit rocks!

Abigail 1870 pearl said...

I'm drooling. The coloways are lucious. Must go and wipe up the keyboard!