At the end of last week the mailman brought me some sweets in the mail,
The colorway is Honey, the yarn is Sweet Fingering and the dyer is the one and only Candy Skein! This yarn is silky smooth, with a little sheen and it’s knitting up beautifully so far. The 50/50 superwash merino and silk blend is a perfect yarn for small accessories that you want close to your skin and at 438 yards per skein, it’s a very generous amount for a little price tag!
The design? Coming soon, and because it’s not sooper seekrit, I can show you bits and pieces along the way! Yay for public knitting! I really love the little candy charm that came with the skein, isn’t it adorable?
I had a really busy and fun weekend, I’ll share some of my adventures tomorrow! What did you do this weekend?
When I make chocolate chip cookie dough (it really hardly ever makes it to baked-cookie phase) I always prefer using bittersweet chocolate morsels to milk chocolate but today’s post isn’t about food. It’s about a different kind of sweet. The kind of sweet that only a shiny silk merino blend can satiate.
Tina of Bittersweet Woolery and I have been chatting for a bit about doing a collaboration together. Her yarn + My Design = awesome lace knitting for you!
The other day I received two skeins of her Star Dust Lace yarn in the most beautiful, shimmery watery aqua color and I think it will go perfectly into the design we’ve discussed and collaborated on.
Have you worked with Bittersweet Woolery’s yarns yet? I want to see what you’ve made! And if you haven’t, I really quite highly suggest trying some for yourself, the woman behind the magic is just as sweet as the yarns she creates and she’s a pleasure to work with. Find her on Ravelry and don’t forget to read her blog!
You might have noticed a fluctuating Stash Count over on my sidebar, and from the talk about how many skeins I’m using up with these felted bags, only be down about ten skeins doesn’t make much sense does it? I did have to buy two more skeins of the yarn for the sweater I introduced Friday, so that made the count go up some.
But only two skeins? What about the rest? Why is the number still so high?
I got this as a delayed Christmas present from my friend Megan (I have yet to give her her present, I’m a bad friend). I haven’t a clue what to make with it yet, something smooshy that will touch my skin….I’m thinking a leotard or a onesie…but I’ll settle for a big cowl or scarf too 🙂
So, as I said last week, I went to a wedding in Virginia this weekend! It was my goal to finish the NY Sweater before we left so that I could wear it to said wedding and I accomplished my goal 😀 So here are some better pictures of it, on a model not flat and blocking on a table.
What do you all think? I told you it was pretty long on a shorter person but everyone loves it and most of my cardigans are short so its nice to have variety in my closet.
Of course I had to take a small knitting project with me and I just knew that the yarn I got from Paris at La Drougerie (talked about here, check it out, it is *so* cool) would be the perfect triangle scarf.
I’m blocking it now and will have completed project pictures and details tomorrow 😀