Friday, September 28, 2007
Between spending the last few days obsessively watching 'Kelly' videos on Youtube (Text Message Break-up to be precise. Yes, I'm 13.) and getting my act together for the Mirepoix kal (Louet Gems? Check. Pattern? Check. Needles? Oops...), I have managed to finish Shedir, a hat which is nothing short of a sheer delight. This project required two solid weekends of don't-talk-to-me-I'm-busy knitting as there is a fair bit of attentiveness required. I love the pattern and have been marveling at this little gem ever since finishing it. The Rowan Calmer is a true fetish yarn, and I already have a dirty little attachment to it. It is so soft and cloud-like...
Pattern: Shedir, Knitty Special Issue Fall 04
Yarn: Calmer in sh487 'Refresh'. 1 ball exactly with none to spare!
Needles: Size 3 circs
Next up for me (after finishing le Clapotis, bien sûr!) is the Mirepoix. Doveknits jokingly wondered in a recent comment if I'm 'in enough kals already'. . . A valid question, as I seem to be joining them left and right. I am indeed a joiner par excellence. I mean, yes the Silver Belle is in the attic far from my sight and I will probably pick it up again in 11 years or so when Alzheimer's is in full swing and I'll have some vague recollection that I used to be a crocheter, but until then, hey, I'm staying in the kal, you know, to give the impression of actually working on the project.
Exciting news: Babs has a blog now! Please welcome Purlfriend to our ranks. She's the knitter who taught me everything I know, except the bad habits, which I picked up all on my very own. Her mom, Big Babs, is also an amazing knitter herself. They are the real deal. Her first post is hilarious, check her out!