Thursday, March 01, 2007

Actual Knitting Content

Contrary to what you may think by looking at my blog every day, I do in fact still knit. Life is just getting in the way.

My closest lys, The Neighborhood Knit Shop, just got an order of Panda Wool and I was quick to grab some. This sock will be on display in the shop, along with the pattern: Narrow Arrow by Natalie Wilson of iKnitiative.

Those who know me well may be surprised that I would pick out this oh-so-pastel colorway (called "Rosewater"), and in fact I rather surprised myself on this one. But the more I look at it, the more I love it. The Panda Wool is sooooooo soft - this is a bamboo/wool/nylon blend, for those who haven't heard of it - and one of the strands has a bit of a sheen to it, which makes the Rosewater look very formal when knitted up. They remind me of a wedding.

Next up...log cabin. I've been teaching a few classes at The Neighborhood Knit Shop and this version of log cabin is one of them. I like the ease of keeping the same color all the way around the square.

The yarn here is Berroco Pure Merino and it is so delightfully squishy I can hardly contain myself!

Finally, I've started another Diamond Fantasy Shawl - this time for a class. I made one in fingering weight for my mom, but this time I'm using Zephyr laceweight (in Basil).

I'm also still working on my sister's Clapotis - finally in the home stretch, just have other things taking priority right now.


Rosemary said...

That is all very gorgeous!

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

They are each very beautiful! I need to check out the Panda wool. : )

The basil Zephyr is magnificent!

Asa said...

Wow, wow and wow. I'm glad I'm not the only one with several projects on the go.