Sunday, February 05, 2006
The Giant Gansey and other Yarns
I was lucky to be able to go a-yarncrawling with Chris on Saturday. We started at Needle Arts by Ursual Fischer. Kai mentions that this shop is a bit hard to find and after pulling into two differnt little driveways, I finally found it. There were several women knitting around the table. I found some sale yarn for mittens and decided to try her FROELICH
SPECIAL BLAUBAND sock yarn since she had the blues I was looking for. Wondering if microfiber blocks, I asked Ursula if it blocks and she proclaimed that blocking has be out for a long time! Wow, live and learn;)
Meanwhile at home, the giant Gansey was "blocking" oops, I mean drying after it's bath. The Beaverslide fuzzed up a bit but did not shrink a bit. It also got lighter (weight-wise), if that is possible. My reluctant photographer would only take this one photo of it. I decided on the rear view. I had to redo the neck as it was big a boat neck and although I made the sleeves shorter they are still way long. I enjoyed making this sweater and I'm sure I'll wear it one of these days. I'm going to try not to grow into it!
After Ursula's we hit the bookshop and Chris's keen eye found this book for me. Thanks Chris!!! I love it. She found a really cute bargain book with children's knits.
After that it was on to Yarn and Friends and then to Isle Knits. I picked up some yarn to knit a bunny and some Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino.
Now the hard part, coming up with the next sock project. I'm filling in the time with Halley's Comet Hat with the Beaverslide if have left and have finally started twosheep's DNA scarf with Rowan's Cashoff (the BabyCashmerino twin)