Wednesday, June 11, 2008

June Update

Clever title. Makes me wish I had just numbered my blog posts instead of using titles - but then I would know exactly how few posts I have made. With the advent of Ravelry, it seems superfluous to post to the blog. It's not as if I have loads to say - I just want to keep track of my knitting.

Since I completed the silk scarf shown below, I've been knitting socks while thinking of other projects. I've joined the Swallowtail Shawl KAL but I can't seem to make up my mind as to what yarn to use. I have loads in the stash already (which has not prevented me from ordering more). My plan for the weekend is to select yarn and get a good start on the shawl.

Crest of the Wave Silk Scarf

This lovely scarf was completed a few weeks ago. I had never knit with silk before and it was an enjoyable experience. This blocked out to 10"x80". It is fluid and practically weightless. Silk from Clever Cat Knits.

Café Mocha Socks

I just love these. The yarn came from Etsy's Sunnyside Ellen. Her base yarn is Louet Gems (very soft and squishy) and the precision dye job is admirable. The yarn came in two skeins, ready for matching socks. I used Anne Hanson's Tesserae pattern.

Lime & Violet Sasquatch Socks

Very cheery colours. I'm sure they will brighten up those dull, rainy winter days when I start wearing them. "Stems" lace pattern from one of the Sensational Socks books.

Lana Grossa Meilenweit Socks

Just plain striped socks.

Stash Enhancement

A short while ago, Yarn Harlot linked to EarthFaire. I can't remember what she was knitting at the time, but I'd never heard of them, so I had to go take a look. This is what I came away with. The yarn is a merino/tussah silk blend - very soft and shiny.

Socks and Lace Yarn - Araucania and Malabrigo purchased from Valley Yarn.

More sock yarn - Mama Llama, Shui Bui and Whimzy Pinzy purchased from Sonny & Shear.


Liz said...

Your yarns and projects are inspiring. I am just learning to knit a sock and am off to the yarn store for lessons. Good luck with your shawl! I will check back to see the finished product.

smariek said...

You've been busy! Love the color of your scarf.

Grace Yaskovic said...

wow the pictures are like candy for the soul, I don't know what I love more the finished projects or the yarns for the future ones!!