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Tuesday, May 19, 2009


One of my very favorite things about having yarn is just looking at it. I like seeing it on the needles but it looks very fine piled in a bowl or gracing a windowed cupboard.

Or, stacked, like this on my mantel daring me to finish my current project so I can start another!

I am working on the second sleeve of my cotton Sandrine and it, like second sleeves everywhere is on the slooow road. You’ve been there, done that, no? It mocks me so I’m mocking it back by putting this lovely Plassard Cot-Lin right in its face so it knows it’s just not That Special.

Fantisizing about a new project usually gets me going! ;p

This DK weight yarn has been happily lazing in my stash for much too long and its time has come to take its turn. There is 8 skeins so at 114 yds per skein, I have 912 yds to make a little something — with some little sleeves? CeCe, that little tease, takes 950 yds with 3/4 length sleeves, so there’s enough there to make a summery topper or loose vest?

The color of this yarn grabbed me by the throat in a department store in Paris. For once in my life, I walked away from yellow-green and straight to steely green. I see urban river, reflecting buildings and bridges, metal and concrete. Those are my daily organics in the city; fundamental and close, subdued and restrained, calm?

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4 responses to “Tuesday, May 19, 2009”

  1. Executiveknitter says:

    Design something new!!!

  2. Barbara-Kay says:

    That icy green is one of my personal faves. I think it would be lovely as a lacey summer something.

  3. sheila says:


    Great idea for displaying yarn… I just may have to try that, it would definitely make a great conversational piece.

    I’m currently working on your gorgeous Aleita Shell pattern and a little confused about the front overlap. However, I have managed to pick-up the stitches and separated for the front, but my question is do I continue working the back while dividing for the front.


  4. Love the look! But…my cat would make short work of it! LOL!

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