Thursday 26 July 2012

From A - The Good Life

The hubby and I managed to get away for a week and I'm happy to report that while enjoying this

I've been working away on my Spectra scarf.

I'm using some Madelintosh Merino Light in Curiosity for the garter stitch portion of the scarf and some Noro Taiyo Sock in colour 32 for the wedges. At this point, I'm about 1/3 of the way though.

There is something about self striping yarn that makes my heart pitter patter. Noro is especially lovely as the colours fade into each other as you knit along. Every time a new colour emerges, I guess how many wedges it will occupy and what the next colour will end up being. Sounds trivial, but it's enough to keep me knitting right along.

In another happy accident, I also stumbled across  yarn shop yesterday and picked up the largest skein of sock yarn I have ever seen. Coming in at about 900 yards, I think I might use this sunny bamboo/merino blend as as contrast colour for the Westknits Mystery Shawl. I bought the pattern but had a hard time finding the right yarn so I haven't started yet.

I also found my way to a quilt shop and picked up this. Batiks are never something I've been drawn to but the shop sample was impossible to resist. Any guesses on what this will  be?

The beach is calling. I'll see you all next week when I get home.

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