Sunday, September 09, 2007
In other news
Here's the gifted yarn I promised pictures of:
One of my favourite fiber mixes ever: 70% merino wool/30% silk
It's called Sherlock and it's from Artfibers. The coolest thing is that it's a chainette. (I took this picture a while ago, today there was no sun to be had in Montreal.)
So, what do you do when you wake up at 5 a.m. on a Sunday morning and realize by 5.45 a.m. that there is no way you are going back to sleep? I got up, made myself a big cup of coffee and started a new project. Of course. What else would one do?
It's the Skater's Overtop from "Knitting Classic Style" by Veronik. It's shown in Kid Silk Haze in the book, but my gauge was spot on with the lace weight from Black Bunny Fibers, so I plugged on. From a quarter to six to maybe noon - and then I had to stop because my shoulder hurt somewhat fierce. It still does, but I got about 8.5" done. I wish it was my wrist, then I knew what to do about it, as it is I am unhappily using stinking Rub A535 - it smells like Root Beer gone bad and I do know only one single person who admitted she loves that smell.
I had planned to come up with a design on my own for that yarn, but this is so much easier. (I have more laceweight, do not fear. Plenty for my own ideas. Should they ever take root.)