Thursday, July 31, 2008

Pretty pictures in the sun

As I was knitting away on my Meida's Socks this morning. the sun started shining on the knitting, and it was so pretty I had to share. This is my handspun merino that I dyed with Kool-Aid and Wilton's, and the color is really lovely. (More by accident than skill with the dyepot) This stitch pattern is so fun I can hardly bear to put it down. It is a little hard to see because my yarn is a variable in thickness, but that neat little cable is a four stitch thing that takes the stitch from the far right to the far left. In the non-cabled rows the two middle stitches are purled, so it is like two little train tracks going along and then cool.

And after knit night at Enoteca the other night I realized I needed at least one project OTN that was simple so I could knit and chat at the same I pulled out the Skye Tweed that has been sitting in my stash for a long time and cast on a vest with it..more about that soon, but isn't this yarn fantastic? I love the tweed flecks and the olive-ish color. The yarn is very stiff and scratchy, which is why this is a vest to be worn over a shirt. I don't think I could wear this if it were touching my skin. In fact it is a little bit hard to knit with.

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