Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Here's a cruddy picture of the new stash (remember, this was given to me by AC Moore so I could knit samples for them. That yellow hank didn't take long before it started a little cotton-Barry White thing with me. It looked like that at the beginning of Blind Justice,

and like this at the end.

I wish I could get a good picture of the color, but it's just not coming through - it's this rich lemony cheery thing that just makes you smile. It's King Tut cotton, and there were a lot of fun pastels.

I'm not convinced I like the lace pattern. On the one hand, I like that it's not overly frilly, which is nice for a sample, because it might broaden the outlook of people on what you can do with lace. On the other hand, I really like laces that give a scallopped edge... which tend to be on the frilly side, but I do like the edge. And on the third hand I don't have all the time in the world to commit to this, so I don't have tons of time to reknit this repeatedly until I fall in love with the lace. On a fourth hand (see? To be as fickle as I am you literally would have to be an octopus!) this lace pattern has a twelve row repeat, which makes it tricky to just pick up and go (at least with my memory the way it's been lately) so I'd kinda like a shorter pattern repeat. Hm.

While I ponder that, this is some of the other stuff I brought home.

These two are both wonderfully soft - GB actually gasped when I told him to feel them. The red/purple/orange/yellow is Caron Feathers and the green with polka dots is Katia Duende. The Katia got started last night in my knitting group. It's not a knit-in-the-dark yarn, because the green is a super soft eyelash, and the dots are held on with a nylon strand that's carried along, so it's easy to split. But it looks lovely too. I think that will just be garter stitch. The red might be a simple k2tog yo repeat.

This is less soft -it's Lion Brand Fun Fur (which I don't find all that much fun, frankly) and Lion Brand Incredible ribbon. My AC Moore boss picked it out, and wants the two together on one scarf. I personally think two novelties is too much, but hey. There are people out there with less taste than I (I know, I've seen them) so I'll likely do a drop-stitch pattern or something...

I have date-night with my husband tonight, and then the next two days off work (except for Knitting Class Friday morning) because of medical tests involving the thyroid and PCOS thing. Since tomorrows test is in the afternoon, I'm taking the morning off as well and getting a pedicure. So it's sort of like a four day weekend that includes being stabbed with needles multiple times!


Blogger Lauren said...

Lucky you with all of the samples! That sounds like a fun gig... even though you have to work with some annoying novelty yarns :)

See you at Sheep & Wool!

9:29 AM  
Blogger Jensgalore said...

I have PCOS and I've found to be a great site for information and support. The
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association and is another great place.

12:22 PM  
Blogger vi said...

my story is on soulcysters too.
although it isn't too coherent as I was crying when I typed it
I am so sorry Amie, I swear I wouldn't wish this on anyone

6:30 PM  
Blogger David said...

Keep focusing on the "four-day weekend" part. After the week I'm having, I'd trade a few needle stabs for a couple extra days off. Still, the whole medical-test thing is just icky. I'll be glad on your behalf when you have some solid answers.... : /

9:38 PM  

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