Friday, August 29, 2008

Loden Mist - the first sleeve

On my list of "things to photograph" I've still got the holiday[1] lace.

On my list of "photos to transfer from the other camera" are a whole load of photos from our holiday.

But this is what I'm knitting right now:

purple knitting

It's the Loden Mist cardigan from Knitter's Magazine, Spring 2007, in Kid Silk Spray (ie variegated Kid Silk Haze). The KS was an absolute bargain - £1.85 a ball in John Lewis sale - that's only 25% of the recommended retail price. I hardly ever get that type of bargain.

I loved Loden Mist when I first saw it. However it wasn't until I got the KS and saw (on Ravelry) that other people had made it using KS that I realised that it was a perfect match. To begin with it was really hard to knit, due to using bluntish metal needles, but I went through my collection and came up with some wooden DPNs which make it much easier to work. Unfortunately they are DPNs, and as my sleeve gets wider, the chance of one falling off the end is getting much higher.

OTOH, I am going to the i-knit day next weekend (thanks to the generosity of a poster on ravelry who sent me her ticket, thanks Clare). If, as seems likely, I can't get to a shop this week, I'm sure to find a nice pair of wooden needles there.

[1] That's "holiday" as in "vacation".

1 comment:

Shan said...

Oh, pretty pretty!! I love that colour!