Hair O\’the Lamb

I have been busy
30 October, 2006, 11:32 am
Filed under: Uncategorized, WIP - Knitting

I was away for longer than I had planned but it was a weird week here at Chez Trois Chat…I was off work last week as usual but got sick (severe allergies?  a mutant cold virus? whatever it was it made my eyes and nose all watery and totally drained me of any energy) so I lost a few days to that.  At least I could knit in bed when I felt better…finished one sleeve of the SKB (confession?  I love love love the yarn but /sigh I am falling out of love with the sweater…its coming out a bit larger than I had wanted-I should have made the smallest size I guess) I just want to get that one done and off the needles now and will probably fall back in love with it after that.   Impulsive kntter that I am, I then started the Sienna Cardigan from the current IK in Paton’s Classic wool (deep olive) and that is moving fast.   The Tasha shawl will soon be a FO too…I like to work on things in rotation mostly in part due to my nonexistant attention span-sometimes its the only way I get anything done.  It probably would drive a lot of people crazy but it works for me. 

Not the least of all I have been spinning…the spindle is getting a workout these days and I am improving.  Its not 3ply laceweight yet (and may never be!) but someday, my ultimate goal is to spin some nice consistant sock yarn.  With practice I know I’ll get there.   More pictures soon!

Sorry for short post, have a great Monday everyone and if you stop by, leave a comment please!


On the knitting side…
27 September, 2006, 11:36 pm
Filed under: WIP - Knitting

In related knitting news….
Much to Monique’s astonishment, I have frogged the central lace section of my SKB. I was using Cherry Tree Hill’s Glitter Alpaca combined with Rowan Glitterspun and it was pretty, but having seen this there was no going back.
The SKB I am doing is in elann yarns Peruvian Collection Highland Wool in the “Redwood” color. Its a rusty heather and I just love the velvety feel of the yarn. I would post a pic but I wouldn’t be able to do the color justice in this lighting so you’ll have to wait for the finished object celebration.
Speaking of finished objects, I made the “Modern Bustier” sweater from “Alterknits” last week. I found some Jaeger Trinity on WEBS in a discontinued color for a very good price so I got enough to make two. I really like the simplicity of the shaping and the surprise of the lace in the back adds a lot of style options. The next one I make I will vary the lace and put a tiny lace edging on the bottom. Pic to follow as soon as I finish the sewing part…still considering not doing the silk in the back at all and just lacing it up with ribbon for a very soft romantic touch (‘cuz I’m ALL about the romance, baby).
What about the socks I was making you ask? Umm….I’ll get to them before the holidays, honest I will.