Tuesday, November 27, 2007

a little this.. a little that

It's starting to quiet...calm down somewhat....

I started the IK Cobblestone... pretty yarn..Umm.. I mean... handsome yarn.. yeah.... Handsome... it's a little rough on the hands... I know it will soften up.. once knitted and as was suggested by my LYS to soak in water/creme rinse.. we shall see..

I took a lil break.. and cast on for another Xmas gift... another neckwarmer.. This one being a different pattern (Holding Hands/Feeding Ducks) that Kim turned me onto.
I really like this pattern.. I used Manos. Although its thick/thin... it added some interest to the pattern... (yeah... I'm going with that one - folks)... I like it and really that's all that matters :)

3 comments:

kim said...

Oooh, love the Manos. It seems to have more variegation that the Malabrigo. Yummy!

The Cobblestone looks beautiful too. I'm not sure you can avoid the roughness with tweedy yarn. Cream rinse, huh? Interesting...

a friend to knit with said...

oh creme rinse?? very interesting! i will have to try it....as mine are still a little rough!
love your neckwarmer. i want to try that pattern too.

MadMad said...

I have been loving the holding hands/feeding ducks pattern Kim suggested - I used it on a scarf piece (I'm trying to copy the Gap's striped scarf with different patterns in each color as a gift for my daughter, who will hate it, but really, it's not about her at all, is it?) and it was fun and shows off yarn colors and texture well. Love both of your projects - the yarns look really cool!