Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Adios, boucle.

Well, not really. Just adios for the scarf I polled you guys about yesterday. Thanks for all the great feedback! I, too, would love to see what a cable in boucle would look like. But as soon as I cast on, I discovered that it would not be ME who would be showing aforementioned cable to the world. I was terrified of dropping stitches the whole time I knit my swatch, let alone transferring them and twisting them anywhere.

Well, by the time I had a few inches done, I sat back and evaluated. I liked the fabric--firm, and soft. But not drapey enough for a scarf, in my opinion (although I could see it becoming one of those Chanel-type cardigans with gold buttons, you know the boxy ones I'm talking about. Which is not really my style.)

After pondering my little swatch for a while, I went blogsurfing and found this on Eunny's site. Sweet Jesus! I know my mom would love this. And Eunny says it's a fast knit. And it's lace. Which means it's perfect, in my book. I ordered some baby cashmere (which is only like, a half of a percent of cashmere and mostly alpaca and wool, btw) and the pattern from Elann this morning.

I also decided to make a hat for my dad (another project for the hatalong), so I skipped on down to the lys today and bought 3 skeins of Mission Falls 1820 Superwash, in a pretty pewter blue. And guess what, my purlgurls? The proprietor told me that it was being discontinued. (This may be old news, I'm not sure, but it's the first I'd heard of it.) So, if any of you love the stuff, start hoarding!


At 5:14 PM, Blogger Laura said...

Ok, chica. Welcome to the Cult of Eunny. I swear, everytime I read her blog, I want to start something new. Plus I am filled with a sense of deep-seated knitting inadequacy. Greg does not help by making comments such as "If that Eunny knit those things for money, she could pay her rent." No kidding.

Also, I heard about the Mission Falls, and promptly went out and bought about 15 balls. There is a reason I don't post yarn porn. My hoarding is too damn embarrassing.

At 7:43 PM, Blogger Karen said...

Oohh, I had looked at that Smoke Ring on Eunny's blog and pondered it too. There's a pattern similar to it on Knit Picks I had just been looking at, and then BAM Eunny's got one on her blog. I can't wait to see what yours looks like. The temptation to knit one is calling me! :)

At 10:47 PM, Blogger candsmom said...

I saw that Smoke Ring on Eunny's site, too- so beautiful! Your mom's going to love it, especially in cashmere. Can't wait to see how it knits up! I'd love to try Mission Falls, but I haven't seen it at any of our LYS's. I guess it's just as well, seeing as it's being discontinued! Can't miss what you've never had.


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