Saturday, 29 November 2008

yarn drought

Well, all is quiet on the knitting front these days. Twinkle has stagnated since I had to rip back to the armholes after realising I seemed to be knitting it in child size. Now I'm starting to wonder whether it's worth it, but I have written my own version of Twinkle Twinkle Little Knit in case there is a day when I post finished photos. Other than that I have abandoned the other sock (SSS? I think so) and my stash is empty. Alright, I admit I have the gorgeous Manos skeins, but I can't think of anything to make with them right now and refuse to waste the yarn because I have itchy fingers. This is turning into a moan, so let me move onto what I'll be knitting with the yarn dear hubby has promised to give me for my birthday.....

First, either Bond by Kim Hargreaves, or a version with cap sleeves and a coloured motif in the centre - sort of a custom designed 't-shirt' to wear over light long-sleeved cotton tops.
And, a long, wide, soft, lacy scarf...I'm thinking of Haven, I particularly like this one. Both of which I really want to do with something other than rowan wool, maybe its finally time to try Cascade.

In the meantime I've begun a quilt with some very pretty fabric, it might be ready in time for unusually chilly summer nights...

In real life I'm to organise the adoption of two donkeys on behalf of brownies and guides in Bath from a Devon Donkey Sanctuary...sweet! It's not my idea I hasten to add, but part of a trip I am obliged to help plan, a weekend in Beer, Devon for nine and ten year olds.
Isn't Beer an absurd yet romantic place name?


CanarySanctuary said...

I love that fabric!

I've got Haven in my queue as well. Personally I'm not really a big fan of Rowan yarns (yes, I know, gasp!) Some of them rate about a "meh" level on my own yarn-like-level-o-meter. I find Cocoon to be itchy, as well as Tapestry (which is really a shame, because the colours are so lovely!)

I've used Cascade - I enjoy it myself. I've heard people say it has a tendency to pill, but I understand there's a trick to preventing excessive pillage (a soak in water with a few drops of glycerin). Still haven't tried it myself, though!

Anonymous said...

Haven is just lovely in Cocoon - I don't think it would look the same if knit in Cascade. The soft whispy look would disappear I think. Love the fabric too - I shall look forward to seeing what you do with it.