Friday, January 05, 2007

it's on its way

i got a notice that my card reader has been shipped. it's so sad, because i actually have stuff that i'm eager to share. i guess it'll wait.

i finished shedir last night. it was an interesting experiment--i washed and blocked both shedir and odessa. i was afraid that the cashmere would melt in its bath or something, but it did not change shape at all. and it has become ever more squooshy and soft with a teensy halo of prettiness that does not obscure all those twisted stitches that i slaved over. yes, you may have predicted it. now i don't want to give the hat away. and i want to knit with cashmere all the time. *sigh* when my ship comes in...

anyway, contrast that with my kp elegance odessa. the alpaca/silk blend is still shiny and soft with no halo. but the bottom ribbing has stretched out considerably. it still fits but is in no way snug. i guess i'm really glad i knit the whole thing on #4s, and i kind of wish i'd knit the ribbing on #2s. the yarn is kind of growing on me. i think it would make a pretty sweater, and i still have so much of it left. i'm planning a 2-color elegance project fairly soon. i'll let you know how it goes.

ripple weave socks are officially dead and reborn as the auto-pilot socks. i knit a toe, and a foot, and part of a leg. (i'm doing afterthought heels) my color combo is a little different, but i think it works. i'm going to make a bigger effort to use contrasting heels and toes in the future. gotta use up those little bits of leftovers somehow.

3 comments:

  1. by card reader do you mean for a camera memory card? I hope it gets in soon too, I'd love to see what your Shedir looks like!

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  2. Oh no, I've been trying so hard to resist the lure of the cashmere, your review is not helping me! :P Loved your comment on my blog - I wondered if anyone else would notice the tanktop. What can I say, it was 60 degrees outside... if I had put a sweater on, it would just be misleading!

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  3. You know, I never blocked Odessa. It looked really nice just the way it was. Haven't tried Shedir yet, it's such a gorgeous pattern!

    Must get cashmere.

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