Friday, June 06, 2008

More of the Merino/Tencel

Or The Boasting Goes On!

But first, a peony bud:

Ours are taking forever to open this year. The anticipation is driving me nuts.

Now on to the yarnography:

A little 11 gram/88 yard mini-skein. I intend to use this for a swatch. Right now, I'm leaning toward Muir from Knitty Fall 07. If I like the swatch, I'll make it more like a scarf than a stole by taking out one repeat of the pattern.

The next few get a bit bigger when you click them.

We're having very dramatic weather here today and I missed a window of sunshine. When I use the flash on this yarn, the tencel puts on a highly reflective sheen, which I find a bit distracting and not an accurate representation of how the yarn really looks.

In Other News
We are rapidly crashing into the end of the school year. This tends to lead to a dramatic decrease in anything that requires sustained thought from me. I have a lot of writing to do for KnitCircus as well, so please understand if posts become somewhat infrequent for a while. Of course, there's always lots of quick, easy post fillers in the summer with garden photos, right?

I also wanted to mention that I edited the Knitting Camp post to answer Helen's question. Helen, I don't have your email for a direct response, but I hope you'll be able to come! It would be great to meet you. JP, you too!


clarabelle said...

Those peonies look wonderful - I've been trying to grow them for a few years, but they just don't like our soil...

And the yarn is lush... Muir would look great in this, perhaps with some beads?

YarnThrower said...

I'm going to enjoy watching your progress as you knit the scarf/stole with your beautiful yarn!

Your less frequent posts coincide nicely with my more limited time this summer, so though I'll miss hearing about your adventures, it will help me feel less behind :-)

Bezzie said...

Ooo, but be sure to post a swatch of that yarn you spun.

That peony is going to burst though when it finally decides to open!

MollyBeees said...

BEAUTIFUL! Looks so soft and fine! Are you coming to the Sow's Ear Knitting Social next Saturday from 10-4?