Saturday, August 06, 2005

Rowan Stash

Rowan felted tweed
50% merino, 25% alpaca, 25% viscose/rayon

Harris Yarns with Rowan
100% pure new wool

Rowan kid classic
70% lambswool, 26% kid mohair, 4% nylon

Midwest Moonlight

I picked up the pattern book 'Scarf Style' by Interweave Press recently and have starterd on this scarf entitled 'Midwest Moonlight'. I'm using Rowan felted tweed.

Last week my BF and took a trip downtown to Romni Wools. I really have to give him credit because he patiently waited for me outside of Romni while I shopped in a frenzy (20% off all yarn in the month of July) for what seemed like 15 minutes when in reality it was over 45 was like I had been swallowed up in a time warp.

So I took advantage of the sale, spent some savings and walked out with some luxe Rowan yarns, and I feel no guilt.

Branching Out

So it's been about7 months since my last post (shame).

But do not be mistaken, I have not dropped my knititng. Time is proving that this is a crafty hobby that will stay with me into retirement.

I won't go into any excuses as to why I haven't kept up with blogging. But I do have some exciting things on the go, namely a knititng portal. Sounds really sci-fi, it'll be a lot friendlier.

The 'Branching Out' pattern from knitty was my first time working with a lace pattern. It kept me thinking! It was difficult at first, I think I re-started it about 10 times and finally got the hang of it. I'm proud of the end result but would like to try it again in a soft mohair.