8.07.2007

Knitting, with Pictures


I got my PRGE-mini package early last week but, as you know, have been offline due to a myriad of technological difficulties. However, this gave me plenty of time to begin knitting up the gorgeous skein of sea silk that my pal sent. I'm making it into a camisole with a lovely feather lace pattern, and I'm so enamoured of the yarn that I scarcely want to put it down to go to the computer (much less eat, shower, or do anything else).


Orangebuttercat also sent some really cool black cat (obsidian kitten!) stickers, an array of amazing cat and vintage postcards, stitch markers, a lovely candle, chocolate (mmmm!), and a pound of Peet's coffee (no wonder I can't stop knitting...). So sweet and thoughtful, all of it. A wonderful package to receive during an otherwise utterly challenging week.





I also finished a pair of socks, although from all the [four-footed] help I had during the process you might suspect otherwise. The pattern came from Nancy Bush's fantastic Knitting on the Road: Sock Patterns for the Travelling Knitter. This was only my third pair of socks, and the pattern was fairly complex, but they came out beautifully and I figure if she can write patterns I can follow, they must be pretty darn good. It's a great book. (Thank you, Alison!)






The pattern is Friday Harbor, and the yarn is KPPPM--what a treat that merino is to knit. The color reminded me of cranberry sauce, with flecks of orange and pomegranate swirling through the needles. Lovely.

11 comments:

Mouse said...

oooh.. sea silk! I've been lusting over some of that myself - I'm putting it on my "wish list" for my birthday!

Carrie K said...

Friday Harbour socks is such a great pattern and yours look fabulous!

Oh, that sea silk is such a pretty color! Look at that sheen. No wonder you don't want to do anything else.

Peet's coffee is the bestest.

Such helpful cats, modeling for you.

Gattina said...

With all your knitting you probably had no time to write about cat adventures for COT !
I am on holidays at the english coast and enjoy it very much. The sea is blue the seagulls shout and these old english coast towns are just lovely. I even have 4 cats at my disposal and a computer in my room which I use early mornings when everybody is still asleep, cats included !

Obsidian Kitten said...

can't...put...down...sea...silk...

*sound of peet's coffee being slurped*

said...

Mmmm that sea silk is luscious. I can see why you abandoned the internet!! I would. :D

Loving the helpful four-legged ones. My helpers are all two-legged...er well, I guess Nolan kinda has four? Oh, and I have missed you. ;)

KnitXcorE said...

that sea silk looks like it feels amazing! and it's soooo shiny!

everyone seems to love that Nancy bush book, maybe i should go check it out.

sunneshine said...

I love the sea silk - and the color you got is so pretty!! Can't wait to see the cami!

Obsidian Kitten said...

i can't put down the sea silk. it was too slippery for addis, but it's fine on bamboo. omg, it is amazing.

it is a really lovely book. i can't decide which pair to make next.

Chris said...

The socks are lovely!! And what a great swap package. I would steal it from you in a heartbeat. ;)

RheLynn said...

Lots of activity! Glad to see your computer fixed. That green yarn is gorgeous, and of course, so is Morgan girl!

mrspao said...

Those cat eyes (Isis?) are just bewitching in that first photo! I can understand why you would be addicted to knitting with that sea silk!