Monday, October 09, 2006
Just tonight, I finished Absorba, with which I'm only moderately pleased. It came out a bit loose, so it slides out of shape very easily. I am going to wash it a few times at the laundromat and see if that helps shrink it a bit.
I also finished a hand towel for my mom. I used a garter stitch border and candleflame lace (which I adore). I'm going to make a matching one in Willow.
I received some beautiful, very heathered yarn from the farmer's market in Ithaca, NY, and I think I'm going to pair it up with some Black Water Abbey yarn to make the flying geese blanket. But I'm famous for getting ahead of myself, so I should finish the blanket on my plate before starting that. Should however, is very different from will.
I think the Geese blanket will look awesome in Black Water Abbey yarn.
The blanket yarn is a mixture of Knitpicks WOTA, Elann's Peruvian highland wool, Black Water Abbey worsted, Aracaunia nature wool, and Cascade 220. Basically, any worsted yarn in jewel(ish) tones, especially if they're heathered, is going to make it into this blanket.
The blanket will get a black border, and sometimes I toy with the idea of sewing on black broadcloth on the back to turn it into a duvet cover. But we'll see...