16 May 2012

Knitting, and, well, Knitting

I have been knitting a lot this week, but only little bits of different small projects.  I cast on Mary's Cardi which looks like a real faff but is so pretty I have decided to FORCE myself to knit it as written.  The Rico Poems is such a lovely yarn (I have to stop myself continuing to add "for acrylic" every time I compliment it), and is striping up beautifully in this little top.
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And I'm still working on the little blue silk Aviatrix. (And the last scan showed that the expected baby is a new little NEPHEW!  So it will be just perfect.)  And I've worked most of a(nother) Little Coffee Bean in scraps.  I can't believe how far the scraps of that James C Brett Monsoon went.  I'll have more scraps soon as I'm starting a shawl that has some complimentary self-striping in it.
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As for reading, well, nothing really.  A few more pages of Emma.  A few pages of yet another GPTaylor which I'm not even sure I'll bother finishing.  But no, not a lot of reading time this week.  I guess the yarn dyeing has been keeping my spare moments all booked up!  Pictures of pretty hand dyed yarn later in the week, I promise.  xxx

4 comments:

  1. Because I am a total wool addict (gulp, how did that happen), I clicked off to Ebay to check out the Rico yarn and it says 100% wool? Is it wool or acrylic?
    Here is the linky

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RICO-CREATIVE-POEMS-ARAN-50G-KNITTING-YARN-VARIOUS-SHADES-/160762084188?pt=UK_Crafts_Knitting_Crochet_EH&var=&hash=item6b1d9f5bac

    Also, have you tried this one

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SIRDAR-CROFTER-DK-KNITTING-YARN-VARIOUS-SHADES-/380414160216?pt=UK_Crafts_Knitting_Crochet_EH&var=&hash=item97595ec914

    Its a blend as well, I have just ordered 2 balls to see how it is - seduced by the price lol.

    And, I have just counted and I have 23 different yarns saved on my Ebay list, that is shocking haha.

    V
    xxx

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  2. The top picture is Poems Superba Sock which is 75% wool. The Poems Aran is pure wool, but honestly unless you wanted it for felting, the James C Brett colours are nicer IMO and it's much cheaper (though low wool content again). I'm just knitting with Rico Melange which is a chunky 50% wool blend and is again very very nice and stripes beautifully. Another good Noro substitute without the price tag!

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  3. I was thinking that it reminded me of Noro :)
    It has some beautiful colours running through it.
    I've really got to get around to giving the Aviatrix a go one of these days too, it's been on my knitting list for far too long.

    Thanks for your lovely comment over at my blog :)

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    1. You're welcome! It's lovely to find such an inspiring beautiful blog. :)

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