just when i thought it would be a while before i found something i loved more than elsebeth lavolds silky wool.... i have to go and order two hanks of... yeah, you guessed it.... SILKY TWEED (also by Lavold). Oh god ... So good. Its gonna make the perfect finishing touch for the sweater. and of course i'm already trying to find a way to make another sweater using silky wool/tweed... or really anything that will let me keep working with this one. obsessive?
Brooklyn Tweed Blog
spent most of the weekend knitting through the grey brooklyn rain spell we had. it was great! saturday morning i hiked over to Knit-A-Way Brooklyn on Atlantic Ave. If you live in NYC, especially Brooklyn, you must check this place out. She has a great selection of yarns for every project. I never leave the place without an unexpected surprise in my bag. A great oasis of tweeds to boot.... I picked up some Misti Alpaca Worsted [color: marigold melange] and Classic Elite '03 Tweed [color: 5927] (this stuff is great! think i have a new favorite...) Randomly picked up...
a shocking discovery!!! check out this yarn STCY's Karaoke looks like something i could really get on board with. my twitching finger is hovering over my mouse/purchase-machine. trying to ward off impulse. if anyone has personal experience they'd like to scribble... i'd love to hear it. oh, ps :: softer than kureyon and much more subtle color transitions. tweed-esque solids also available!
Raglan Sweater :: Knitting Pure and Simple Using: Elsabeth Lavold Silky Wool :: Color: Moss Voodoo Wrist Warmers :: Knitty Pattern Using: Tahki Donegal Tweed :: Color: Mustard Shedir Cabled Cap :: Knitty Breast Cancer Special Issue Using: Rowan Calmer :: Color: Coffee Bean Felted Market Bag :: Weekend Knitting by Melanie Falick Using: Lamb's Pride Worsted :: Colors: Sandy Heather, Grey Heather, Brown Heather Felted Needle Roll [includes sewing] :: Fabulous Felted Hand-Knits by Jane Davis Using: Lamb's Pride Bulky :: Colors: Loden Leaf, Sandy Heather Fingerless Gloves :: Weekend Knitting by Melanie Falick Using: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Tweed...
first things first... i dont love blogs. i'm really starting this because i want to join the ny knit-ring. i'm not completely anti-blog, but this is a stretch. its for motivational purposes. i guess i owe it to many of you whose knitting blogs i secretly stalk ... lurking in the cybershadows, always seeking free patterns that a male knitter can somehow adapt or springboard from ... deserve some reciprocity. okay so there we have it. a little swatch of text just floating around insignificantly. i guess i'll put up some pictures of my work. sometime.