Thursday, August 23, 2007

I'm happy to say I got my 'you know what together' and remembered to bring my camera along so that I could share a couple pictures of my lys Wool Revival

Bonnie is proprietor of the shop, and you can see her tallying up my purchases behind the desk. She has a beautiful shop that I never seem to have enough time to look over everything. Idea's for projects are never ending here. Thanks Bonnie for letting me take pictures!

About a month ago I picked up Elsebeth Lavold's Book Nine of The Second Viking
Knits Collection (another Maia referral). I love the book and it's wonderful photography. The patterns focus more on cable knitting and it's something I haven't done in a long time so I'm looking forward to starting. I'm hoping to do a couple of projects from the book, but the first one will be for dh's birthday coming up in October.

Even though the pattern shown here is in green, I've knitted a sweater for dh in green before so I went for this wonderful navy blue (colour 229) from Ambiance Superwash, 210 yards/190 m. I have been so tempted to start shopping online for this vest, but I keep holding back because I'm not sure of what I might be getting. I've spent hours online looking at wool, loaded up shopping carts to just decide it's not worth the chance. For myself I can't wear some wool it's just too itchy, but my dh can tolerate some itch, and I opted to go to the store this time. I just don't know enough about the different brands/makes of yarn/fibre to take that chance buying online. This navy yarn is called superwash it's pure new wool and it feels great. It's soft enough that I could wear it against my skin, but I wouldn't have known that from the online stores.....so I guess I just have to chaulk it up to experience and keep my eyes open for some good sales on superwash.

Something else I picked up and of course it's sockyarn from Trekking pro natura, 75% superwash, 25% bamboo, 100g, 459 yards, made in Germany.
This yarn feels great and has a wonderful sheen, could it be coming from the bamboo? I'm not sure if I'm going to use this on socks or a shawl....I better make up my mind as I'll need more for the latter...Geez I guess that means another visit to Bonnie....




Through the vastness of online knitting sites I came across this idea.....

Oh yes it was involving beads and knitting mwaaaahhh......knitting markers. To identify rows, or cables, reminders of any kind that come up in your knitting rows...I thought this was such a great idea and I found some animal print glass beads that will contrast with most colours I'll hopefully have time to be knitting with.....


That's only if the weeds slow down in the garden.....Sounds sort of like the phrase 'When hell freezes over'. Time... a precious commodity.


*update* Here's the beadmarkers all wired up and ready to go.





1 comment:

Mae said...

Mmm, Trekking Pro Natura... I need to pick up some next time I work! We got a GORGEOUS blue and purple colorway in that is to DIE for!