Friday, August 25, 2006

Greenzilla!


This is what I finally decided to do with my green Malabrigo Worsted… a "Purl" scarf out of "Last Minute Knitted Gifts". The idea is to use two slightly different weights and hues of mohair with your base green malabrigio. SO I am using Malabrigo Merino Worsted in "Olive" with Rowan Kid Silkhaze in Jelly and Soft-Kid in 054. Have to say, I am loving the results! This may become a standard for scarves. I took enough colour theory in Art College to be hopelessly fascinated by playing with subtle variations of colour and texture. Colour can become somewhat of an obsession for me--you don't say! I can foresee making many, many of these scarves as fast and easy high luxury gifts! I could have used Kid Merino instead of Kid Silkhaze to cut costs and may well in future.

I also went to the LYS drop-in knitting Tuesday night. Great people, wonderful conversation. Knitting while discussing all our favourite books and authors. I've never done that before, but will definitely be doing it again! I liked what one of my fellow knitters had to say--they should have a sleep-over, then you could fall asleep surrounded by beautiful yarn and if you woke up in the night, get up and wander the store feeling the yarn. Ah yes… what knitters fantasize about. There's talk about a weekend knitting retreat and if they have one, I don't care what I have to do… I'm going! Back when I was married and had money… I use to go to the Banff Book Discussion Weekend… it was fabulous, amazing, I can't help but think a knitting retreat would be as good and possibly even better!

An Add On: My Oldest and Best friend saw the picture below of me in my new jeans and tank top and e-mailed to tell me I look HOT! She said, "I think your blog will be the start of you getting hit on by all sorts of guys!" If only. She Rocks!. Wish she lived closer!

2 Comments:

Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

LOVING the green!! Once again you are making me lemming to do whatever project you're doing!! BTW you do look completely hot in those jeans, I agree with your friends...

6:23 PM  
Blogger Divine Ladi said...

I love the scarf. I don't have an eye for color like that. It would definitely be a great gift to give. I think it's cool that your LYS is talking about having a weekend knitting retreat. I've been trying to see if I can save some money for Knitting Camp. Yes, knitting camp. Check out www.knittinguniverse.com . I think it's so cool. Okay, I thought you looked hot in those jeans too, but didn't want to offend you. I remember seeing that picture thinking that I wish I can look as good in a pair of jeans. You look great!

1:05 PM  

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