Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Hardly Done

I've become addicted to plying yarn.

A little while ago I bought some yarn from 100purewool with the intention of making a shawl. It has been languishing in my stash until I had this wonderful idea. How would it look plied?

Originally I started plying as a two ply but then I started thinking about 3ply. It looked great.

Then I thought how would this look cable plied. So off I went again.

I was so excited with what I created I didn't even take time to either set the yarn let alone photograph it. I just had to knit it and I already knew the pattern - Elizabeth Zimmermann's "Knitted Garter Stitch Blanket"

Then disaster struck - I ran out of yarn and after a fun time at Nundle will have to wait a little while before I can order more. I'm going to need at least another 6 skeins to complete the blanket how I want it. Oh well, good things come to those who wait. It isn't like I don't have other projects to work on :).

Here is a picture of my cat Sammy.

Trust him to find the most comfortable, not to mention expensive, place to sleep - atop my Silk Garden Rib Warmer which looks a little like this:

Keep smiling :-)

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