New Threads FRIDAY!
Designer: Bonne Marie Burns
Yarn: Rowan *Kidsilk Spray*
Color: #572 Pebbles
Gauge: 20sts/28rows over 4″
Needles: #5 & #7
WOOT! The first Finished Sweater of 2006! Just in time for a weekend romp – the Kidsilk Haze ChicKami…
I have to nod ye olde noggin’ towards Spencer at Letizia’s for providing a Finishing Vibe last night @KIP. He is their barista and also a wonderful musician and previewed his new CD for us while we stitched. Very NICE! Many thanks…
I have to admit, I was a little scared to mattress stitch this – don’t know why. But of course, here’s where I venture a guess: the Kidsilk is so skinny and slippery that I thought there would be Control Issues. Well, I don’t need $$$$$’s dollars of PsychoThr to understand that I have enough Control Issues already and surely don’t need a tank top to be pushing me around.
A mere Cupcake, juice and CD later, and we had Lift-Off! WHEW!
And there was joint rejoicing in KIPville last night as well- D wore her new Lara cardi and it is DIVINE! It has inspired all of us – Corinne is already well on her way into a luscious blue one made from wool/hemp. I am so tempted – we all decided All Women Look Wonderful in BLUE! Especially the subtle handpaints these sweaters were made from.
…Speaking of Variegated Yarn – I was pretty satisfied with the color striations in the Kidsilk Spray. There was *splotching* in a couple of places – but it added, IMHO, an interesting design element overall. My favorite place was on the skinny straps where it checkerboarded neatly, on both sides. (As always, if pooling pushes your buttons, you can use two balls of yarn and knit alternate rows. I’m doing that right now on a Manos cardigan that’s in the sample stage…)
How much do I like this? SO much that I am going to make one out of #597 Jelly (GREEN!) and one from #576 Vino [Spray] and, hmm, one out of #584 Villian… The ChicKami took less than two balls. I knit it flat, instead of in the round (take stitch count -divide in two – add 2 sts to each piece for seams – VOILA! – you are in the Flat…)
[miniHAHA: bet you might know some famous SPINNERS - yo, T. Cruz!!!]