Thursday, January 18, 2007

Forest Path Stole update

Wanna see my pretty pretty yarn?

I knew you did!

AHH oooo! Isn't it shiny?! and fuzzy!
It is the highly acclaimed Zephyr, in "Basil" colorway. Frankly, it is divine!

WOW! Look at all the exclamation points!

Seriously, I see what the hubbub is about this yarn. It is gorgeous even before it is washed and blocked. I did one swatch of it with my Susan Bates' that I used for my Mystery Stole this summer. The problem is - Knitpicks has ruined me! It was like wrestling a garden hose! Where is my flexibility? Where is my slippery? Where is the love?! I was becoming a cranky pants really quickly. Oh, and my size 3dpns are all bamboo. blech.

So I just ordered #3 classic circulars and #3 DPN's from KP. When they get here, I suppose I will be reswatching. I must say though, I hate seed stitch. I am considering changing the seed stitch bits to garter. Maybe not. I don't know. All I know is, I NEED my KP fix!


Agnes said...

I love this yarn too and I will be using the colour Ebony. Furthermore, I am going to use the KnitPicks circular too but not sure about the dpns. I am afraid the metal dpns would be too slippery ... so I'll stick to the Crystal Palace Bamboo.

Anne said...

Bee-YOO-ti-ful yarn!

I like the look of seed stitch, but it's a pain in the ass.

I'm about to check out the Vintage KAL you told me about.

And Agnes, I love your avatar!

anphoe said...

Thank you for helpping me last night at SnB.
Green is not my color, but I do like that yarn, looks pretty.
I do like the look of double seed stitch. I have done a lot of that stitch on my kyoto sweater( it's almost done).
agnes, I also love your picture, it made me change mine :)

Janina in Red Deer said...

Valerie, if you like the look of seed stitch, but not the working of it, try out the Norweigan Purl. Search Interweave Knits and Norweigan Purl and you should find the page easily.
And if you can teach yourself to knit/purl backwards, entrelac is less fiddly, and you are always looking at the pretty right side of your work.
I am waiting for may pattern to arrive so I can start figuring out the details too.