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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Two of a Kind

Finished my second fairisle sleeve last week. Finally getting around to posting again. Knitting has taken a back seat to life lately. Busy all around and too tired to knit! Can you believe it, too tired to knit! What is this world coming to?!

2 slvs

I did however have some time to start swatching for Butterfly from the Rowan Spring mag. This has been on my list for some time and since I didn't feel like carting around 8 balls of yarn last week to finish up the front of my fairisle, Butterfly finally got a chance.


Not only did I get a chance to swatch and practice knitting with beads (I have to thread on 500 of the little suckers!) But I started on the inner ruffle at the bottom. At first I wasn't so sure that I was happy with the result. Then I kept knitting along and it started to look a little nicer.

ruffle edge

Some of the girls at SnB think that I was crazy for doing this project with all the beads and lace and little tiny mohair yarn - but I really live for this stuff. In fact, after I make the dress version, I think I might also do the tunic version in a nice teal blue color. Basically I just have an obsession with kidsilk haze. Is there anything wrong with that?

Finally gave up on waiting to receive my Yorkshire tweed chunky from England for the boyfriend's sweater. Had to call the credit card company last week and get the charge refunded after trying numerous times to contact the store by email. Sad thing is that I was getting it for about $9 a ball and I can't find anyone here in the states that can even come close to that great price. I need 11 balls of the stuff and don't really want to pay $15-$17 for it. Guess I'll just have to wait for another Handworks Gallery sale, sigh.............


sarah said...

There is absolutely nothing wrong with a Kid Silk Haze obsession! I'm waiting for my yarn to start working on the tunic version. Have you checked out the knit-a-long on craftster?

goodkarma said...

Your sleeves look great, and I love Butterfly, too. You clearly love working with a fine gauge and tiny needles! Kid Silk Haze is flat-out yummy.