Friday, September 28, 2007

Shedir, Betch!

Shedir
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...
Shedir
Shedir
The Specs:
Pattern: Shedir, Knitty Special Issue Fall 04
Yarn: Calmer in sh487 'Refresh'. 1 ball exactly with none to spare!
Needles: Size 3 circs
Louet Gems for the Mirepoix!
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!

36 comments:

sophanne said...

That GEMS looks delicious and the hat is magical. Off to say hey to Babs-

Risa said...

Ooh, I love your Mirepoix colors. Gems is delicious!
And your Shedir looks great too.

tiennie said...

Shedir is awesome! I love the colors you chose for Mirepoix! Love, love, love them!

kim said...

You Shedir is so pretty. The Louet colors are so pretty. Now I must go look up Mirepoix!

Katinka said...

I am seriously coveting the Louet Gems -- such lovely colors!

Twisted Knitter said...

OMG - I just want to dive into the lovely Gems. The colors are great.

Lovely Shedir, btw. Beautiful work!

peaknit said...

Dirty little attachment - I love that:) The hat is delightful! Gorgeous!

SJ said...

Oooh, all that Louet! So pretty!

Shedir is great too. And now I feel guilty that mine hasn't been touched since about February.

knittingphilistine said...

Mire-wha? You're on your own there, I'm afraid. Though a great big pile of Louet Gems looks like fun to own. Also, having just completely my Central Park Hoodie, I have begun contemplating another one in Calmer. Oooooh, sweatshirty, cloud-like goodness!

Laura said...

Shedir looks great!

Kristin said...

Love, love, love Shedir!! I've had the pattern bookmarked for a while. The color you choose is lovely.
Can't wait to see your Mirepoix in action. Off to check out the new blog.

Gingersnaps with Tea... said...

Love the Shedir, gorgeous colour, so pretty. I do like your colour combination for the gems louet, they look great together so I can't wait to see what you do with them. I am not a joiner, I've never joined a KAL. One of these days... Have fun with the Mirepoix, it looks like a glorious project in the making!

Karen said...

Oooh, Shedir is very impressive. And I love the Pile 'O Gems . . . can't wait to see Mirepox.

Rachel said...

A gorgeous finished project, and a gorgeous about-to-start project! I want to make both. I can't quite tell...are your colors the same as the ones shown in the pattern?

amanda cathleen said...

Shedir is a gorgeous abundance of cabley goodness! Such a lovely blue too. Can't wait to see what you do with the louet gems

schrodinger said...

Having made this hat 3 times, I'm sure you already know my love for it. But it sure does take some concentration. Looking forward to seeing what the gems will be...

~Kristie said...

I have a dirty little attachment to the Rowan to and for me, it's all Shedir's fault too. Beautiful hat! Your stitches look perfect.

Have fun with the Mirepoix. It's going to be beautiful!

Yarnhog said...

Love that Shedir! Hats are unnecessary in my world, or I would be all over that one. Just beautiful.

Woman who knits said...

I just love the hat. I need to get off my arse and do one!!

It's just perfect!!!

Sonya said...

Love your Shedir and I totally agree with you about Calmer. Beautiful Gems collection; that stuff is like buttah. One can never join too many KALs.

Pheelya said...

Wow! The hat looks great!!

Strikkelise said...

Why limit yourself? Keep on signing up, I say. Cute hat, and that Gem yarn looks veeery lovely.

Knittymuggins said...

Ha ha! My very hetero male co-worker introduced me to Kelly and we watch her videos constantly on YouTube at work. Our favorite happens to be the Shoes one :) Yes, we're 13 too! Thanks for showing your Shedir! It's super fab and I've been wondering what to do with the 2 balls of Calmer that I have left over from making French Girl's Fifi for the SKC. Still waiting for my yarn for the Mirepoix KAL though :( And I know what you mean - I'm a bit of a joiner too! It's just too fun.... Thanks for sharing!

Kirsten said...

I've always loved the Shedir pattern. I must add that to my queue.
That is a lovely pile of Gems.

kim said...

Ooh, your Shedir looks so soft and squishy. I love that shade of blue, too.

Romi said...

Very nice Shedir!

The Gems colors are so gorgeous!

craptina said...

i don't know.....you're feet are kind big.....Kelley is awesome!
Sweet shedir, I've got to get on that gravy train.

Dove Knits said...

I covet that hat. Alas, I hate hats, and no one I know wants one like it. Blast!

Ok, now I want to start the Mirepoix. See what you did?

Cindy in Happy Valley said...

Where do you buy your louet? Locally or online. I'm dying to try it.

Robin said...

Shedir looks great! Today's the day for Mirepoix - it's finally here!

Veronique said...

Hmm, Louet Gems.... Those colors are luscious!
And I love the sky blue Shedir :)

a friend to knit with said...

You are just so funny!
love your shedir!!

pamela wynne said...

oh, Gems, how I want to squeeze you! beautiful Shedir, too!

KnitPastis said...

Great choice in colors for your Mirepoix!

The way you feel about your Silver Belle is how I feel about my Central Park Hoodie. I don't even want to think about knitting on that right now.LOL

Esoteric Knitter said...

WOW, your Shedir is fantastic! :)

WonderMike said...

J'adore Kelly almost as much as j'adore ton Shedir. C'est magnifique.!!

Don't Be a Deck!
xo, WonderMike