Monday, 17 March 2008

Thou art more temperate.......

than the dreadful weather we've been having of late, I think Spring is a coming!
Thank you to Kathleen - TwE kar , it is then!
And I owe Kathleen a bigger Thank You , for the very kind and delightful birthday gift - take a look , and feast your eyes, pity you can't stroke it , it is sooooo smooooth and silky (funnily enough )
Its Jaeger Pure Silk DK , and it shimmers.......
I could spend hours contemplating what to do with it , and I keep coming back to a lace project (which is apt , as Kathleen is Queen of the Lace projects) , more later!
I spent a lovely afternoon yesterday at Tramway Knits , with another eight knitters . It was Janes' last meetup before she moves permanently to Aberdeen , but I think she has found a good knitting group up there already. She was knitting a wonderful Alligator scarf in a bottle green DK, forgot to take a picture , bother!
Thea was knitting a lovely chunky hat , and concentrating hard, while Lynette was knitting something lovely in Rowan Tapestry (or was it Twilleys Freedom yarn). She was wearing her latest lace shawl , which was her first attempt at lace (and a very good one indeed). The yarn used was a lovely hand-dyed one from Old Maiden Aunt (our own Tigerlilith!). Alice was knitting Wisp in a gorgeous shade of Rowan Kidsilk Haze , in green. Kathleen was knitting from stash a pattern from the latest Rowan Magazine , a lovely shaped waistcoat style sweater. Couldn't see what Fiona was knitting , but Catherine was knitting a sweater in a lovely shade of purple , and a basket weave pattern. Unfortunately I forgot what Evelyn was knitting , but thats because I was trying to finish off my sisters Birthday gift - the Noro crop cardi!
It turned out very nice too , even if I do say so myself - I just love the colours. It's knit in Noro Silver Thaw no.13 , which is discontinued now , but some ebay sellers still have some.
Well remember I gave in to temptation at the SECC - here are the goodies!
New Lanark yarn - How do I love thee , let me count the ways!
One - the colours are divine .
Two - it feels wonderful .
Three - the price is so good, you almost give it away!
Now this is the New Lanark Wool/Silk mix , and is part of a kit for a Harry Potter sweater , the one from the first movie. Its for Junior , whom I hope will wear it , but no doubt it will be over a T-shirt .
And here is the Handpainted Jamie Possum Yarn , handpainting courtesy of Silkwood. This yarn is DIVINE , it is very soft , but not too fluffy . I want to do something really nice with it, haven't decided yet.... mmmmm ....
Phew , quite exhausted now , time for a cup of some nice Rooibos tea , just like Mma Ramotswe from the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency !


yvette said...

Sorry I missed you at the SECC, your Noro cardi is lovely, I love Noro colours.
I don't know what to do with my Jamie Possum either, have fun with your lace project, the silk is gorgeous.

Heather said...

Beautiful yarn and beautiful cardi - I was very good and didn't buy any yarn at all at the SECC. I'm keeping my powder dry for Woolfest :0)