Monday, December 31, 2007

Last FO of 2007

One Skein Lace Jabot in Elsebeth Lavold Baby Llama
Back in Minneapolis I had a chance to connect with a childhood family friend who has also become an avid knitter. Our kids are all roughly the same age, so she brought them over for a visit and we got to talking knitting. I introduced her to Ravelry, and she brought our her knitting bag and showed me her recent projects. We didn't even notice as the room began to clear with our talk of Malabrigo, Twin Cities LYS yore and Waldorf school needlework projects. She gave me the wayworn ball band pattern of the lovely little neck warmer she was wearing, and faster than you can say 'yarn addiction', I was on my way to Needlework Unlimited across town and then Borealis yarns in St. Paul. "St. Paul?!" my family exclaimed, "Why are you going all the way over there?". My family has yet to figure out that knitting is not only an all-consuming lifestyle but also provides one with an excellent excuse to get out of the house...
One Skein Lace Jabot in Elsebeth Lavold Baby Llama
One Skein Lace Jabot in Elsebeth Lavold Baby Llama
The Specs
Pattern: One Skein Virtue Lace Jabot
Yarn: This pattern is written for the dearly departed Artful Yarns Virtue, but I subbed a skein of Elsebeth Lavold Baby Llama in kiwi and it worked like a dream.
Needles: Size 7
Mods: As written the scarf is supposed to be 17 ins., but I went for broke and made it much longer.
One Skein Lace Jabot in Elsebeth Lavold Baby Llama
Borealis Yarns and Needlework Unlimited. How can I adequately describe the shear plenitude of needful yarns contained therein? I will finish this post and thus the year with a cavalcade of new yarn, and hope that all of you have a happy and healthy new year and that you remain the ebullient, cheeky knitters that I know you indeed all are.
Cavalcade of MSP LYS Yarn
1. Crystal Palace Merino 5 2. Elsebeth Lavold Baby Llama 3. Dream in Color Classy in Blue Lagoon 4. Dream in Color Smooshy in Spring Tickle 5. Dream in Color Classy in Ruby River 6. Malabrigo Worsted in Water Green 7. Shibuiknits 8. Diakeito Diamusée fine in 117 9. Shibuiknits 10. Cherry Tree Hill Supersock DK in Brights 11. Rowan Felted Tweed 12. Rowan Kid Classis 13. Jo Sharp Silk Aran Tweed 14. Koigi Kpppm 15. Colinette Cadenza in Toscana

29 comments:

weezalana said...

What a cute jabot! And oh, a collage of faboo yarn. Malabrigo...Dream in Color...Koigu... *fans self with mag*

Have a wonderful New Year's! :)

Yvonne said...

Wow, what a haul! Jen (onesmallstitch.blogspot.com) made the Forest Canopy Shawl in Smooshy and it is awesome. happy new year!

sophanne said...

o.k. so you know when I make a comment in my blog about my stash not being as vast as "others" I have seen on Ravelry, that I'm secretly referring to you.

I covet your stash- in a good way.

Laura said...

Happy New Year! You'll have another skein of something to add to your pile of new yarn in a few days!

kmkat said...

What a fabulous haul! Both those stores are my meccas; NU is much closer to our Mpls house, but Borealis is a more friendly and welcoming place.

I have a skein of Colinette Jitterbug in almost that same colorway. After glimpsing yours I feel the need to cast it on for a pair of socks, even though I already have way too many things OTN.

kim said...

What a great, little project. The color is so pretty, and it looks soft and cozy. We use the word "cheeky" regularly around this here house; it's fun to see it elsewhere. Happy New Year, fellow yarn addict!

Jodi said...

What a wonderful chance to reconnect! I love Twin Cities yarn stores -- Needlework Unlimited is fairly close to my parents' house, so I stop by every chance I get.

The scarf is great, and I'm in awe of your stash enhancement.

Pheelya said...

Happy New Year Chick!!!

Love the new yarns!

Rachel said...

Wow, that is a really impressive haul, and it foretells great things to come, knitting-wise, in 2008. I hope the rest of the new year is just as promising!

Beautiful scarf!

Angela said...

Wow! That is a great haul! I completed my last FO a few hours ago--the Inside Out Socks. Yep, I finally got around to knitting the FIRST PAIR of socks from the RSC! Have a fantastic new year and happpy knitting in '08.

SJ said...

Happy new year! Can't wait to see what you make with all that gorgeous yarn!

Kirsten said...

Impressive haul of new yarn!! It's going to be fun to watch you knit all of that goodness!

The Jabot is so pretty - and that llama yarn looks really soft! It must've been really wonderful to connect with an old friend and share your common interest.

A very happy New Year to you too!

Jennifer said...

Nice haul :) I'm totally jealous. Cute jabot too. Looking forward to even more knitting mania and highjinks in 08.

Knittymuggins said...

MMMmmmmmmm....... beautiful! Hope your New Year is too!

knittymuggins

Sarah said...

New Year, new stash. Looks like you have gotten 2008 off on the right foot.

Jessica said...

Very cute! Happy New Year!

Amy said...

That is quite a haul. I live in Minneapolis and still haven't made it over to Borealis. Perhaps I'll have to make it a resolution to go there this year. Happy New Year!

Charlie Chuckles said...

Lovely scarf - the colour is gorgeous and the pics of your new acquistions made my mouth water!

Happy New Year!!

Valerie said...

Pretty yarn and lovely scarf. That collage of yarn makes me want to cast on! Yarn-love is sooo infectious.

Craptina said...

Nice haul! I just looked at your stash on Ravelry. You are the master ;) Happy new year!!

Sourire11 said...

Happy New Year!

And yeah for new yarn! The Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed is some good stuff. I have a half knit sweater kicking around out of that somewhere that I really should dig out and finish...

sko_G knits said...

mmmmm, your yarn score looks delicious. thanks for sharing the names of those two shops, i am going to be in minneapolis next week, i hope i can find time away from the office to get to at least one of these shops!!

Karen said...

Gasp!!! THE YARN!!! Drool!!! I'm going to have a fiber-hangover just from looking at it. :)

tiennieknits said...

Happy New Year to you too!

knitseashore said...

What a great way to start the new year! It must be fun to just look at it all.

Amy said...

You'll surely have a happy new year with *that* kind of inspiration!!! :)

ali said...

Your stash enhancement has me quite envious... makes me want to run out and buy yarn- stop it!

Happy knitting-
ali

Knit Against The Machine said...

Love the yarn for the neck warmer. I'm drooling! Now that's a project that deserves a serious glass of red wine, an Iron Maiden CD, and a comfy chair to knit and rock on! Thank you for visiting my blog. And, yes, I have listened to "Meshuggah,"..tell your DH I agree, the metal chick of Knit Against the Machine says it does kick A_ awesomely! :)
~ Raven

Knitting Bandit said...

I added two of the exact same yarns to my stash for the Holidays..the Greeen Shibu and the Toscana Jitterbug. Fun!