Saturday, July 19, 2008

Rowan 44

Yesterday I ordered some bamboo tape yarn for Ravelry knitting Olympics project . I will be competing in the synchronized skirts event. I was very lucky to find the yarn I needed on sale at the Needle lady and they were just unpacking their Rowan order and had four Rowan 44 anniversary editions .

My score consisted of 6 skeins Amethyst Rowan bamboo tape , Norah Gaughan #3, and the Rowan #44 .

While waiting for my order to arrive I have been searching the web for photos from the collection.

I find several of the vintage style cardigans interesting.

I may add the Garland, to my queue , the sweater not the hat.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

origamist sweater

I am also working on Origamist Sweater from Alchemy Yarns Destination Alchemy. I have the back completed but set the project aside to finish the Sea Urchin. I am using Berroco Seduce and it feels so great to work with. I will happily use it again.

sea urchin

I want to share my progress on the Sea Urchin sweater I am currently making. I have been concerned this sweater was not going to turn out but it seems to be coming together.

Here is a photo of sweater drying, I think it blocked out nicely. We will see how, or if, it fits once I get it sewen together.

This fun knit was designed by Ilga Leja (beautiful musical name, yes?). Check out her website. Her designs are beautiful.
The colorful blocking mats are pretty overpowering but I think you can see the beautiful lace pattern.