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Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Spring Cleaning (and knitting) continues! All of a sudden, digging through the shelves, I’m finding a whole bunch of fun colors and textures that have been lanquishing for quite awhile.

Besides the BETTINA yarn, I unearthed something light & limey; a gauze-y wide ribbon of a yarn called ROMA by Lang (seen at the rear of the picture). It’s a sure thing for a nice trapeze tank top but the kicker is a ball of Berroco ZEN that turned up that is essentially a shiny ribbon with etched edges in the same tone as the ROMA. Originally purchased to make a purse, the ZEN yarn is now going to become the neckband of the tank.

What’s a little exciting besides the contrasting textures of the two ribbons is the slight minty iridescence of the shiny one. It should make very lively icing on top of the slightly crunchy body of the shell.

The rest of the yarns are leftovers. l. to r. Gedifra POESIE; Trendsetter DOLCINO; ggh BASTIA; and a pretty cotton Steel Blue Mystery Guest. That yarn was used for a cardigan entirely knit in garter stitch and whilst it was quite modern and beautiful, it weighted a ton and was almost impossible to wear because it wore you. Even so, I wore the thing to SHREDS because it was such a pretty blue…

4 responses to “Thursday, April 10, 2008”

  1. Lisa says:

    Beautiful colors – makes me think of chilly early spring mornings.

  2. Kate G. says:

    Soothing palette, B., Very Marie Antoinette or ver-sigh as we call it around here.

  3. Seanna Lea says:

    I love the different greens. They remind me of sea glass, calm and slightly milky.

  4. Marlena says:

    The first thing I moved into my new apartment was my yarn. It was so nice to touch everything again and get re-acquainted with the stash. Here’s to spring cleaning!

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