Saturday, May 20, 2006

The 3 Stages of Knitting

You've seen the pretty purple yarn, now here's the FO: Grumperina's Picovoli in Classic Elite Provence. It's the 32" bust. The pattern calls for 2" of negative ease, and it takes into account the blooming of cotton when it gets wet. Gotta love designers who consider such small yet important details.
Right now, the tank is blocking, but I can't wait to try it on when it's dry. It looked great before, if a little bit snug. I'll post modeled pictures as soon as it's ready. I bet it'll look even better then!

Next up is my current WIP, Tempting. Can you say behind the times? It's knitting up fast, though, and I'm loving the yarn. It's soft and luscious and has a wonderful shine to it. The color is breathtaking. So much brighter in person! You know that bright red lipstick your mother told you to wipe off because it made you look like a slut? That kind of red. I absolutely love it.

Speaking of mothers, these are the 4 skeins of Lorna's Laces Lion and Lamb in the Aslan colorway. Not boring, yet subtle enough to be really classy. These are going to be a clapotis for my mother, who is a very classy lady. She asked me to knit her a wrap. She never asks for anything, so when she did, I went out and bought the prettiest yarn I could think of. And here it is.

I'm getting started on "the clap" today. It's so exciting! I must be the only knitter around who hasn't made one yet. It's about time.


Rain said...

Piconoli looks gorgeous in that colour.

I love the description of the red for tempting, it sounds fab.

The yarn for your Mom's clap looks very decadent, I can't wait to see it knitted up.

Rain said...

Lol, er...that would be Picovoli then.

veritas said...

i don't have the clap yet.
i always have to giggle everytime i mention that. heheheheheh....