17 April 2011

Knitting Spring

Weather-wise, Saturday in TO was abysmal, filled with constant rain and high winds.  It was the kind of day that makes it difficult to get out of pyjamas, much less get any housework accomplished.  I can proudly report that I did dress (in sweat pants) but no housework got done.  Instead I threw some spring coloured stash yarn on the swift and then cast on - madly willing the season to arrive with my knitting needles.

This is Evelyn Clark's Shetland Triangle from Wrap Style with a rather non-traditional yarn choice.  I had purchased this homespun silk slub from an Ebay seller years ago.  It's vaguely crunchy, thick & thin and has a slight glow.  It's also light as air and is sure to knit up into a barely-there small wrap.  I own six single skeins  of this silk in six different colours.  This Easter lavender (the true colour is less pink than in the photograph) will bring the crocuses and tulips but is probably not enough yardage to finish even the small version of the triangle.  So the plan is to knit the border in the cornflower blue.  I think it will be very pretty.

1 comment:

Frieda said...

Very nice ! That's another pattern on in my queue . One of these days...