Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Using Spa/Webs yarn

I've been working on two projects - when I'm at home, I'm doing a teeny tiny bit on my Lacunae hat with sock yarn from The Woolen Rabbit, and when I'm at work, I'm making socks with some Knitpicks Essential Multi. I'm just doing a stockinette foot so it's much easier to just pack in a bag and get a little done during my short break. The sock yarn is nice for the hat. I've never made anything with sock yarn other than socks before, so it's nice to get a little more creative. Every time I bring home sock yarn, my grandmother asks what it's for, and I tell her, "socks. Always socks." I'd rather not be an obsessive.

I'm enjoying the yarn I bought from The Woolen Rabbit at Spin, Knit, and Spa. It's a shaded solid, like Blue Moon Fiber Arts sells, so it's kind of black and white without being plied or really variegated. The booth was very nice - and exceptionally crowded. I think it took me 20 minutes just to move a foot over to see the pattern stand. Definitely worth the wait, though.

I think I'm going to do Coraline instead of the Silk Cocoon Cardigan. I see a lot of fugly wrap sweaters when I look at FOs (sorry!) for patterns I think would be sexy on me, and I really don't want to have to wear a shirt underneath it, but I don't want to look like a whore. Well, I don't when I'm teaching. Maybe it's just the way some people close them up. I don't know. I think I should at least try on a shirt in that style before I make one. I was thinking about Coraline in purple, which I don't have the yarn for, but I just remembered, the exact shade of purple I'm craving is the one I own in Malabrigo to make the Duchess Raglan. I can't wait to wind my first tiny fuschia hank. Also, fuschia is a horrible, horrible word, and whoever invented it should be killed.

1 comment:

Goes by the name of Anna said...

I am definitely in agreement with you as far as the word 'fuschia' goes. Ha - I remember embarrassing my mother when I was little by always pronouncing it in a way that sounded obscene...