Tuesday, April 14, 2015

First Spring Finished Object!

Following that heavy poncho from my last post--which I HAVE worn in my chilly home office--I veered completely in the other direction and knit an airy, lacy silk scarf called Allegria, a beautiful pattern by Emma Fassio. I used the gorgeous Habu Silk that was left over from my daughter's Ombre Tank Top, in the natural color, and I think it came out great. I was especially happy to take a few photos of it outside, and hopefully will get someone to take pics of it on me over the weekend.

This was a great introduction to using lace weight yarn, which I think I have only done one other time. I wasn't sure I liked it at first, but I got to love it, and it's certainly a nice change from all of the bulky things I knit all winter and that dominate my Etsy shop. I may now shop for some lace weight for the Nuvem shawl when I go on the NJ Wool Walk on Friday with one of my Panera knitting group friends.

Now that the scarf is done, I'm moving on to more stash-busting, and I'm determined to use up the 1900 yards of bright red Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece that has been in my stash since 2008. I guess it's the oldest worsted in my stash. I had originally bought it for the Central Park Hoodie, but my taste has changed a bit (although I would like to make that sweater one day), and after some back and forth with a bunch of patterns, I've decided on the A-line Hoodie by Diane Soucy, from the book Knit Red: Stitching for Women's Heart Health. I've had this book for years and this sweater was one of the reasons I bought the book--but I've never knit one thing from it. So if I successfully complete this project, I will not only have used up a nice chunk of stash, but also used a book for the first time. Good for me!

Back to the Wool Walk, we're planning on going to about 6 shops on Friday--will report back!