Saturday, November 18, 2006

Hey, it's a rerun!


Recognize this? I woke up this morning, and needed a project to take into work. I grabbed the yarn at the top of the heap-Crystal Palace Kid Merino. Daryl, T, Bri and I all bought different colors of this yarn when we were at TKGA; I specifically wanted it because I saw the preview of Swallowtail Shawl, and knew that this was the right yarn for the project-and what a deal! Two balls of yarn cost me less than 13.50!!! It's unusual for me to work up a project WITH the yarn I bought for it, and in a relatively short amount of time. After all, I've only owned it for 120 days!

The Swallowtail is a relatively easy knit, except for those stupid nupps/bobbles, so I have to figure out an acceptable substitute for them-probably a simple bobble will do the trick. They were just a pain in the butt, so I WANT to conquer that challenge. I am really glad I worked it in Taj Mahal first. Now that I understand the pattern, it's effortless in this fluffy laceweight. It seems so little in this weight-hard to believe I have almost 100 stitches on the needles already! I love the color-it's the UltraBlues colorway. Unless I have a Christmas 'mergency, this little girl is staying with ME!

8 comments:

ScullyKnit said...

Makes me want to get this @#$%^$$ cable vest done and work on shawls for me!

Anonymous said...

My Cherry Hill remains untouched and is now jealous of yours! ;) You will look great in that rich blue. I hope it is meant to stay with you.

Les said...

Gee that's pretty yarn, Bets. Do you like knitting with it? - that's going to be a great shawl!
Les

junior_goddess said...

I think that the SKY will be a lot like this yarn. And I think doing the shawl in a slightly heavier yarn was a VERY good idea.

Bri-it's Crystal Palace, and as I remember, Daryl got Blueberry Grape, T got Strawberry Lime, but I don't remember WHAT you bought!

Anonymous said...

Hey, I have some of that somewhere round here too. What size needles are you using? I think I had mine earmarked for Kiri. So many good intentions, so little time.

kelly

benne said...

Beautiful start, Bets. I love the color for you and yes, you should keep it for yourself.

junior_goddess said...

Kelly, I've got it on 3mms, I think. I knit big.

B

Grace Yaskovic said...

Merry Christmas to youBets, enjoy your new shawl!