March 18, 2009
Remember my addiction to the alternating rows Noro Scarf? And then my seemingly endless fascination with Chevron/Feather and Fan scarves? I found a way to combine both loves into something new. (Well, actually Jane Ellison combined them for me.) This book has several sweater patterns that I would like to make. Not all, necessarily, out of Noro. I just like the construction of many of them. Although I’ll use Noro for a few, for sure. Can’t beat the colors. I started the Chevron Cardigan over the weekend and so far, it is a fun and easy knit. The bottom has the fun Chevron pattern (you can see my start in the photo), which then blends into the top part and straight rows. All of it alternates from one color to the other. They have a few varieties of this combo in the patterns, and I might have to explore more than one. Of course different Noro colors come and go, but it’s hard to go wrong with any two that you pick for something like this. I’ll be taking this on vacation with me, so hopefully a lot of knitting will get done and I’ll have something to show when I get back.
I’m also taking:
- Dye Dreams Dream Sox (finishing up the cuff. We’re getting this new base in any day, so watch for it when I get back.)
- Sweet Paprika Sock (finishing up the cuff. This is a new indie dyer with hand-dyed stripes – also due to arrive any day.)
- Sanguine Gryphon Bugga Sock (knitting the second sock, which I can’t believe I haven’t already done, FPS.)
- a couple of test yarns (which shall remain unnamed…)
I always worry that I’ll run out of things to work on. How many things would you take on a week’s vacation? I always overdo it. Plus, there’s a nice little yarn shop in Frisco, so if I do run out, there are opportunities to pick up more. Funny, I never worry that I’ll run out of clothes or anything important like that. Just yarn projects.
I have had such fun reading about your favorite mugs! I especially loved the comment from Lois in FL, who mentioned the term “Pottery Stash”. What a concept! And with all of the fun links that you left in your comments, there are certainly many opportunities to add to the stash. If one were so inclined. I’ll do a quick blog post on Friday to draw names for the winners of the Wollmeise.
While I’m gone next week, watch for re-stocks to go up. We have large shipments of ShibuiKnits, Louet, Addi Needles, HiyaHiya needles, Vinyl Car Decals, Dream in Color Starry, and more, on the way in. Also, when I get back and we do our next official Sneak Up, I hope to have the Dye Dreams Dream Sox, Sweet Paprika in sock yarn and worsted, MonkeyPal Handy-Dyed, Lorna’s Laces Pearl line (plus the new colorway named after Clara Parkes of Knitter’s Review), and a few other things that are currently in-transit. There’s always something new coming in around here!