Ramblings

Saturday, July 01, 2006

So I’m still waiting for my needles to arrive. Long story short, I thought 12” straight needles would be long enough even though the pattern calls for 24” circulars, but after trying to squeeze 170 stitches on my poor needles, I realized there was no way I could fit 270 stitches. I’ve ordered 29” US3 Inox circulars from Spin Blessing, and until they arrive, the poor little Cathay shrug will be languishing away in my knitting drawer while I work on the HiP scarf.

I’d gotten very excited about knitting this scarf, mainly because of the yarn I’m using. For a long time, I’d been avidly following Grumperina's posts about the Secret Dyer, and when she finally revealed it to be Sundara, I immediately placed an order for custom dyed yarn. I’m not very good at describing things, but Sundara’s colors are gorgeous. They seem to have a personality to them, and I like to think that they change a little bit depending on what light you shine on them, but not so much that you start wondering whether you’re still knitting from the same yarn. One thing that’s a little startling is that while one ball is soft enough to satisfy even my pickiness (oh, how silky, how buttery!), the other is a little waxy and rough. I guess that has something to do with the type of dye used? It’s not the end of the world, though- I’m sure it’ll get softer once I wash it.

Since the scarf is just plain stockinette, I’ll just put up one picture of it to show you the color when I get my digicam, but I won’t talk about it again until it’s done (except maybe to complain about how many ends I have left to weave in. Meep!).

Again, stay cool everyone! For those who are affected by the flooding on the East Coast, stay safe and dry; my thoughts are with you.

3 Comments:

  • A new blog! Welcome to the world of weblogs :-)

    By Anonymous Becky, at 11:10 AM  

  • Thanks, Becky!! :-)

    By Blogger Lily, at 11:32 AM  

  • Your writing is very good, so I say, write on. And good to hear about your knitting too. Welcome to blogland (which is often, but not always, close to civilization)

    By Blogger alliesw, at 4:29 PM  

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