as i read through the voting comments, i thought, “oh no, this is gonna be close”.
but then as day passed into night, maplewing started pulling ahead. and, as of 10 am this morning, maplewing it is!
thanks for all your help and fun comments. there were so many that this one time, since i’m on the road with limited opportunity for hooking up, i won’t answer each one (and really, i’m sorry not to!).
and BTW, we will SO use kaisermantel to name another piece—i really love that one. i also like the suggestion someone made about using it for a purple piece. hmmm.
yesterday we drove east all day in glorious weather (well, glorious and cold). the scenery was amazing as usual
we were maybe two blocks inot our trip when david remembered he hadn’t brought any of his shawls, so he turned around to go back for one (that’s oh! canada he’s wearing).
i worked on a sock when i wasn’t driving
this isn’t really a new sock design, but it’s one that i haven’t shown you yet—holidazed—that i designed for the december 2008 rockin’ sock club. you might have seen a couple of them on gail’s site, hehe. the pattern won’t be available to everyone til next year i guess (or maybe december 2009?) and then only through the BMFA store, but still, i thought it’d be fun to throw one on the needles for car knitting and to show it to you in another yarn.
i wanted to try out this cool newsprint colorway of shalimar yarns zoe that kristi sent me a little while back.
and i love the way it’s knitting up in this pattern.
it’s not as bold an effect as it is in the heavier sock club yarn, but it’s a good use of this busy variegated colorway. it’s so david.
the yarn itself is a dream to work with—it’s a 100% merino 3-ply with a firm twist that’s not overly soft; it has a dense, sturdy feel without being overtwisted. it offers nice, crisp stitch definition and i’m betting that it won’t pill or fuzz up easily.
i worked a little bit on my secret project last night while we watched a tree grows in brooklyn. i thought i had seen this film before (i read the book several times as a kid) but i hadn’t, so i was glad we watched it.
i put another repeat or two on my shawl as well, which is starting to look like a blob
i just love working with the yarn the colors are rich and gorgeous, the fiber is soft with a beautiful gleam. evelyn has posted a listing to pre-order the kit in case anyone is wondering. the kit includes a copy of the pattern and enough cambyx yarn to knit one of the three shawl sizes
i’ll try to get a better photo of my progress on it for the next post.
ooops—word just in that we are headed to the movies with my mom and my aunt. gotta run!