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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Twitter KAL: 198 Yards of Heaven

We have chosen our project, 198 Yards of Heaven by Christy Verity. I can't decide which yarn to use though. It calls for either worsted or aran and I do have lots of that in my stash, but I need something that will look good with lace. Something in a solid or semi-solid would be best. I was going to use the Berroco Lustra I bought recently but I planned to use the grey and blue together for something stripy and I don't think 198 Yards of Heaven is it.

Berroco Lustra in "Louvre"Berroco Lustra in "Montmartre"
Berroco Lustra.

I could use this Patons Classic Wool but I think all the different colours would obscure the lace, plus it has pink in it. I don't really wear pink and I'm too selfish to knit this shawl for someone else.

Patons Classic Wool Merino
Patons Classic Wool

I do have other yarns but I have things ear marked and don't want to use them for this project. Oh and no, I can't buy any more yarn so it has to be from the stash. That's just the way it is. Maybe this dark green single ply. It's aran weight and I have 218 yards. 

Ístex Létt-Lopi
Ístex Létt-Lopi

I guess this is why it's bad to buy so many single skeins, because they are often not enough for a project, or too much for a project. I have a lot of sock yarn though.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Twitter Knit Along

I wanted to do a knit along with some friends but we are not sure what we want to make. My idea was a summery scarf/shawl type thing. So here are some patterns we like and photos that I found (I used Flickr's share feature, so if your picture is here but you don't want it to be, I'll take it down. Also you might want to disable the sharing feature on Flickr if you don't want your photos to be shareable.)

Yes that is my Clapotis. I do want to make another one some day but planning to use alpaca.

1. Convertible
2. Spring
3. Leda
4. Annis
5. 198
6. Clapotis
7. Slipped Rib Scarf
8. Lavalette
9. Simple
10. Mizzle
11. Mini
13. Dora I couldn't find an easily shareable pic of this one but you can see it if you click on the link. 

Sunday, June 5, 2011

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