Saturday, March 31, 2012

Attention Philatelists!

Snowtracks CapA few weeks ago I was pottering around the ol' stash (yes, it's a geographical location) and came across one of the rarer skeins of yarn a knitter d'une certaine age could possibly have. I came upon my finding quite by accident and when I set my eyes up it I let out a mini-gasp. People I am talking about a yarn whose discontinuation and subsequent departure has left a gaping whole in our community. No amount of Calmer, Yorkshire Tweed, Maratona or Jaeger Chamonix will ever come close to leaving the empty fetal-position inducing DTs that Classic Elite Skye Tweed has left in its wake. It is the original Dag Hammarskjöld stamp of yarns. I am certain that the decision to discontinue it will go down as one of the massive blunders of the 21st century yarn industry. Sorry Classic Elite, your name will live infamy for this!

To celebrate my reunion with this yarn I knit a hat.

Snowtracks Cap
Specs: Snowtracks Cap by Timothy Peters. Meh. It was free!
Needles: Size 5 and 7
Yarn: CE Skye Tweed. I just can't even...

The pattern was a nice enough pattern with nothing to recommend nor discourage someone from doing it. If you're itching to do cables for a spell and don't want to pay for a pattern, I see no reason why you shouldn't give this pattern a whirl. my only tiny complaint is that the shape is somewhat bucket-like, but who really cares? I guess my extreme enthusiasm for the yarn eclipses any genius that the pattern might have...

10 comments:

Carolyn said...

I LOVE the bucket-like shape. Love it!!

Melissa said...

Cute!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Very nice ! Luv the color.

earthchick said...

Love. And your writing always makes me smile. :)

mintyfresh said...

I'm considering sending a link to this to Betsy, the owner of Classic Elite. :)

Thea said...

I know and miss the same yarn - and this colorway is To Die For. Plus, I'm kind of digging the bucket - those of us who need to flatten the puffy part of our hair, without a days worth of hathead see value in this shape!

A-L said...

Simply beautiful. That colour is Incredible!

~Miss Raquel said...

Hey there!

I was just directed to your blog by one of my followers:) Adorable hat!!! How long have you been knitting?? Looks very cute on you!

Blessings,
~Miss Raquel @ God-sDaughter.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I miss hearing from you!

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