Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Watershed




The moment Amy Swenson's Watershed cardi came across my radar, I dropped everything. It was one of those love-at-first-sight projects - a little, lacey open-front cardigan with cap sleeves that would require less than 400 yards.

Out came the Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed (85% wool, 10% silk, 5% cashmere) in the Beanshoot colorway from my stash. It's not the perfect yarn for the project but it's what I had on hand. When you gotta cast on, you gotta cast on. I mean, look how cute that longer front and shorter back is!

The tweedy yarn does obscure the lacework. Let me rephrase that: the tweedy yarn mutes the lacework. This close-up of the back has a center panel and along the edge, an inner and outer border. (You can click on any photo to make bigger.)

Fast, fun knit. Directions as clear as crystal. Love this project x 1,000.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Grape Fizz

I went stash-diving and came up with two skeins of Artyarns Regal Silk (110% silk, 163 yards) in royal purple. It was an irresistible bargain at a going-out-of-business sale.

Yeah, what do you do with it, though?

How about ...



The pattern is Cherry Fizz from the ezine Twist Collective. Different-sized "bubbles" float from one end of the scarf to the other, tethered to each other by filigree. Here you can see the size passing from large to medium.



Nehi grape was Corporal Radar O'Reilly's favorite on "M*A*S*H" and She-Hulk apparently loves it, too. How long as it been since you've had a grape Nehi? Aparently if you're in California, you'll either have to wait awhile longer or go out of state. In googling why that is, I've come up with incomplete answers. Rather than pass along false info or rumors, I'll just leave it that the online soda sellers are not shipping this drink to California.