Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I'm Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band)

Not really. Not even in my dreams*. But that's the song that is running through my head just now. I cast on for a new project.

I'm using yarn I bought last April at Stitches South, Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Lace in Moody Blues colorway. 996 yards of superwash 100% merino. Feels great so far.

I'm using the free pattern that came with the yarn, Lattice Lace Stole designed by Debbie O'Neill. If her name seems familiar, it may be that you've just read the designer profile in the current issue of Knitscene. She has several new patterns in that issue.

This stole is knit in two halves and grafted together. Right now, at the very beginning, I cannot see why you couldn't wait and graft just the other end/edging instead of grafting two halves. Perhaps this will become clear when I get into the body. Or perhaps I can change it. In the photo on Debbie's blog it seems there is a clear line in the center when it is grafted and I'd prefer not to have that if possible.

But that is way in the future. Right now I'm just On the Threshold of a Dream.

*in my dreams I'm the Textile Conservator at the Winterthur Museum.

7 comments:

YesterUkes said...

Oh, you so need to be in our band! You always have good tunes running through your head. I might have to borrow your blog title for our blog. All of my titles are song titles and I have the perfect article for this song! Love the color of this new project.

trailbee said...

That shawl is really going to be something, especially that color. Wow! Miss the Jekyll Island photo. :)

trailbee said...

Oops! Just didn't scroll far enough down.

Mary said...

Oooooooh, blue! Reminds me of the summer sky. Very pretty.

kaylace said...

I remember fondling this yarn at the Stitches show. The colors in person are wonderful. The feel divine. I'll be curious what you end up doing about the pattern. The picture on the project looked wonderful...
k

Sheri said...

Very pretty and beautiful color! I have to thank you for the link to Downton Abbey. The Baby Girl has been sick the past few months and is aways looking for something to watch(no cable). Sent her the link and she loved it! We're hooked, and can't wait for the new productions to be completed.
Sheri

minipurl said...

How beautiful!