Some Knitting, Finally

June 24, 2009 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

I actually knit quite a bit, and most people who are coming here are visiting from Ravelry, so here’s some yarny stuff for you.

Pattern: Heidi Kirrmaier’s Buttercup, a free Ravelry download. (Link goes to Ravelry as her website seems to be down.)
Yarn:
Elsebeth Lavold Cotton Patinée, 9 balls, bought online at Little Knits, Seattle.
Needles: US 4/3.5 mm Knitpicks Options

I love this pattern, but I should have knit a size smaller. It’s a bit sack-like. I’m going to throw it in the dryer to see if I can shrink it a bit, then I’ll take a fully modelled picture. Also, apparently this yarn fades like a mofo. So, we’ll see what a trip through the dryer does to it.

Pattern: Seraphim, by Miriam Felton
Yarn: Karabella Lace Merino Silk, bought at the AWESOME School Products in NYC while at a conference.
Needles: US 5/3.5 mm Knitpicks Options

I. Love. This. The pattern was fantastic–I knit the stockinette portion on a car trip from Vancouver to Portland and back. I like unfussy lace–geometric patterns, or just some edging, so this rocked my world.

Apparently, Miriam has updated her patterns with stitch counts and line-by-line written instructions (this one just had a chart, which was fine by me, but some people don’t like). I haven’t checked it out yet, but I’m totally loving the look of this Andromeda Shawl, so I may get a chance to check out her new pattern style.

Also, this yarn is just so delightful. The combo of the colour (is it taupe? grey? purple?) and the silky sheen say New York to me, so really, it’s a pretty great souvenir.

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