Friday, February 03, 2006
I love this yarn!
This is totally not the sort of thing I ever buy, until the day that I did. I was browsing at Knitting Nation in Nyack, NY a few weeks ago (well actually I was interviewing the owner for a magazine article I was writing - MAN do I have to stop doing yarn store interviews in person, I spend more than I get paid!), and I saw this scarf hanging up. And I fell in love - it has all of my colors in it, and is a shape I would actually wear. So I bought two skeins and went to town. In the photo above the right hand skein is almost finished, but I thought the yarn looked nice on the white cone so I went to town.
Here is the fabric the yarn produces when knit in garter stitch on size 10.5 US needles. I love how the little tufts are two colored and look like flowers.
So of course BB had to try it on....
But I did manage to get it back from her - just barely (or should that be bearly? OK - bad pun, but it's Friday afternoon and I can't get my brain to work anymore).
I don't know why I found this particular scarf to be so appealing, but I did. Do you ever just fall in love with a project for no reason? I couldn't get a photo of the whole scarf but it is loooooong and slightly crescent shaped - fattest in the middle tapering down to nothing on both ends.
For the knit-pickers among you here is all the info on the yarn Diakeito brand, Diamist F-Mole is the yarn name. 94 yards per skein, 62% acrylic, 28% viscose, color number is 621 (but they had other cool colors too). Finished the scarf in two evenings of brainless tv watching.
No posts until Tuesday - book deadline is Monday and I should just make it by the skin of my teeth. Wish me luck at the editorial meeting - I am delivering the (hopefully) final draft of one book and the first draft of the next, provided my head doesn't explode between now and ten.