At our last connection, I was working feverishly on the Great Adirondack multi-yarn thing. Here's how far it's gotten since the last post:
the US 10-1/2 needles got me ... my right hand is aching and needs a break from all that exercise! It's growing like kudzu ; for all of you southern readers, you know what I mean!
Promise I'll get back to it at some point within the next one to twelve months.
What, you might ask yourself, could that strange pink thing be that seems to be attacking part of the shawl? why, it's Hippy the Hippo , which I just had to have after getting Fergie the Frog - one cannot own enough "stuff" keepers, especially if one's a knitter.
So - now - where was I? oh yes! trunk shows ... you know how a garment might not look so wonderful in the flat and then when you see it in person, you fall in love with it? Happened to me on Friday. Knitty City is having a trunk show for garments from Lace Style and, you see that cover sweater? IMHO, totally unappealing from the picture - but in person, WHOA-WHEE ... something that I could totally see being worn by yours truly or some relative being my daughter - but of course, they didn't have the actual yarn used, so I did a little hunting and came up with this,
which happens to be a yarn called Peruvia by Berroco, 100% peruvian highland wool, soft like butter, and the color is a fabulous dark, rich teal with a touch of black thrown in - it was hiding in one of the bottom shelves, in a myriad choice of colors, and, mirabile dictu, the perfect yardage/gauge/weight for the Tailored Scallops sweater by Joan Allen!
It met (a) with Kiki's approval
and (b) knits up beautifully!
of course, Coco was a bit envious:
I swear, it's getting harder to tell them apart on a daily basis - Coco's growing by leaps and bounds - this is the latest space of Kiki's that she's invaded:
which, from a distance, you can see how truly elevated it is:
yup, that's the old kitchen sink, and my ceilings are 9'3" documented height - those Siberians really know how to get to the higher ground, now, don't they?
ps- stay tuned for when the Kauni Effektgarn arrives in bulk in NYC ...