Swedish Knitblogger who loves spinning, knitting, dyeing and yarn. I will do some other roundabouts about life too.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Knitting thoughts...and yarn...

Cashmere from Paris. The luxury of luxury. This is "the only" thing I spend money on when there, no expensive handbags, or couture clothes, no- couture yarn! That is what my hearts desire (and some choclate too ;-) There is one problem with this fab yarn though. What to do. Im collecting for a wonderful Sweater. "The collection" sweater. Knitting from the yarnshrine is difficult. I had Pashmina - from Lana Grossa (Also cashmere-merino mix) in plain white out for "getting ready to go". 10 great balls. But I have not found the right match between pattern and yarn yet, so after a few weeks and 100ds of patterns browsed, It is now back in its box on the shelf. Knitting is really demanding. My friend Halla mailed me and told me the books from Island had come, so I had to make a visit yesterday. And - Of course I thought of my friend Sue - "who likes beige".... I have hardly any beige at all.I mean - look at this Plötulopi cakes. This is some of the current "left-over". After browsing in all the wonderful new Istex Lopi pattern-books (also the new book Einband - who had great lace shawls patterns...) I have decided that the very busy "fair-ilse" inspired Saga pattern will be when Im all done with the main sweaters - and then digging in the left-overs ;-) Well, I hoped I would be "a good girl" showing not one - but "two" finished items. But, one have still one more hour to knit (and the week-end photo-light is gone anyway) and the second, well, I need to add pockets, add more on both sleeve-length and neck. And also.. have a good wash and streatch. Maybe next weekend? Hugs out there. Enjoy life. Im. PS: Reserach is going fab!

6 comments:

Milly said...

The colors are lovely. I have yet to try fair-isle knitting. It seems scary!

sue (in virginia) said...

LOL.....Sue likes more than beige!!! black,red, brown, rust, greens.... She just doesn't wear "orange" (like the fruit!!)

YOur cashmere is gorgeous! I found a little skein of cashmere at the church sale but not sure what i can do with such a small bit!

Glad the research is going great!!! yea.....

BertandFelix said...

Ooooo...need to see what you are knitting with the unspun icelandic. I have a ton of it too!

gail said...

Cashmere and unspun lopi yarn. What heaven! Where in Paris do you purchase the cashmere? Meg Swansen makes shawls from the unspun Lopi yarn--as well as sweaters and everything else.

Yoku said...

You are one of the few people around that make me feel LESS guilty about my stash. the cashmere colors are lovely!

Mary, Mary... said...

You're up for an award on my blog--congrats!