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*sigh* I admit it, I'm weak.

February 5th, 2007 (03:03 pm)

current mood: tired

>.<;; Yes, I'm weak. I couldn't help myself and I finally caved in and bought this kit. I've never worked with this yarn before, so we'll see how that goes. FSU happened to look at their site before I put in my order and found this pattern that she really liked, so we'll see how that goes for her as well.

Otherwise, I've been eyeing the Malabrigo? Manos? that we picked up about a year ago. It has lovely colours but I'm never quite sure how well I'd be able to work with yarn that has so much thick/thin to it let alone what sort of pattern to make. FSU suggested I make a cardigan with it which might be interesting. Shall see. ^^; I'm starting to feel that it's too pretty a yarn and colour not to work with. Yarns for petting is good too, but this one's slowly moving out of the petting category and more and more into the working category. :P

Ah well, both FSU and I have discovered that, for all that a yarn may be super-wash merino, it doesn't necessarily mean that it won't shrink. My night and day socks have shrunk badly now and I don't know if I can wear them anymore. >.< Thankfully, most of the rest of the sock yarns I bought from Lisa Souza are all proper sock yarns with nylon in them. Questionable maybe sock maybe scarf/shawl yarns will have to be relegated strictly to hand-wash. *sigh*

And I seriously need to start switching gears more towards spring/summer knitting concepts. While at m1, I was still hunting for wools or cashmeres and other heavy yarns. They definitely wouldn't be fun to knit as the year continues, so I'll have to think of what to work on over the warmer months... provided I can pull myself away from subbing long enough for that. ^^; Shall see.


Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: February 5th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
Hagu art (maryblu - iconalchemy)

Those kits are both very nice. I'm very tempted by Fiddlesticks myself.

Fortunately, I already have my warm weather knitting lined up. Unfortunately, it has to be started to be finished for spring (1 thing for an exchange), and the other thing is the same pattern for me. Still, it's pretty.

*pets* Superwash should be superwash, damnit!

(See how I don't scold you for even thinking of doing anything other than the subbing? See? *grin*)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: February 5th, 2007 10:11 pm (UTC)

I have to admit, I really like a lot of her patterns. Of course, whether I'll actually be able to knit them... ^^;

I seriously need to decide my warm weather knitting. I balled a bunch of yarns but they're all heavier things, and while it'd be okay for small projects like scarves, anything larger and... >.< Although there are always socks, socks, and more socks. ^^;

(See how I don't scold you for even thinking of doing anything other than the subbing? See? *grin*)

*laughs* ^^;

Posted by: Parsnip (parsnip_chan)
Posted at: February 5th, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC)

The shawl looks quite lovely although I'm more of a subtle person and would choose a different color of yarn if I could actually knit ^____^ Good luck!

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: February 6th, 2007 12:15 am (UTC)
kawaiii kenchan!

nice patterns...and, when OH when are we going to see pics of the Kage knitting? eh? hmmm??

oh, and my best friends hum has now started spinning and producing her own wool. I am going to visit her farm. the stuff is utterly soft and beautiful! If i get a ton of freebies...you'll get some grrl! ^____~ i'll keep you posted.

Posted by: springgreen (springgreen)
Posted at: February 6th, 2007 05:41 am (UTC)

Oh, I'm jealous. I fingered some Manos and some Malabrigo over my last few yarn shop trips and regretfully turned away, as I have more than enough yarn as is.

I think I ended up getting the peacock shawl kit from Fiddlesticks; haven't started it yet, but the Jaeger yarn is lovely.

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