Saturday, February 03, 2007
In any case, all this snow turns one's thoughts to ... knitting. And possibly cocoa.
Since I finished the pairs of Christmas socks, I've been working on a sweater from the Fall 2006 Vogue Knitting. I saw it and knew right away I wanted to make it.
It's a pretty basic v-neck with a fabu braided (cabled) trim around the neck. I've done the back, front, and both sleeves, substituting Baby Ull Dalegarn in dark charcoal for the suggested yarn. I would show them to you, but charcoal gray, unblocked stockinette pieces are not too thrilling. The braid, however: bellisima!
Cabling is so fun. However, this needs to be 33 inches long, which is a LOT of cabling. Luckily, the Beckers and I are having a sleepover (pillow fight!) tonight which promises to include lots of knitting, plus we are attending the ultra-fantastic WEBS pre-superbowl yarn party tomorrow. But please, dear yarn gods, don't let me buy any more yarn.
Because, um, I bought a bunch last week.
I bought a number of skeins of Lana Grossa Luxor, a beautiful metallic worsted that was on sale. It's not super-metallic in this pale gray, more like the reflection off the ice of a frozen lake at dusk. Or something. I think it's going to be a shrug, possibly this one. The pattern is written by an archivist, so it must have permanent value. Hahahahahaha, archivist jokes!
ANYway, I also bought some sturdy, classic Regia 4fadig sock yarn and this pretty pretty Artyarns Ultramerino.
This has just a touch of Minnesota Vikings colors about it, but I think it leans more toward sunset-type colors. Hmmm, I'm really into dusk and sunsets these days. Must be winter's early evenings.
Have a good weekend!