Friday, May 11, 2007

Self-Discipline

Of course I have none. At least when it comes to yarn. You all knew I had to cast on the silk, right? Here it is, in all it's glory:

And, oh, I love this stuff! It's like knitting with...well, silk, actually. It's soft and spongy and has a beautiful sheen, and it slides like butter over the needles. In an effort to make my 400 or so yards go as far as possible, I am working it in a very open lace stitch that I came up with while swatching. The yarn is pretty thick, so I'm thinking the finished fabric will have sufficient body to hold its shape despite the open pattern. I'm also trimming it all in a modified garter stitch to help give it structure.

Here's the swatch (unblocked, sorry), for a better idea of what I'm thinking.

I've worked out the pattern and started the back, just to make sure my gauge is correct, and now I'm trying really, really hard to resist working on it until tomorrow, when I will have many hours of free time sitting at science field day. What do you think the chances are that I'll be able to hold off? Yeah. Me too.

5 comments:

Quail Hill Knits said...
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Quail Hill Knits said...

Beautiful Color. And yes, I'd say you have about a 0% chance.

sophanne said...

that red blanket isn't going to knit itself, missy....

Just thought I'd try to help you along.

get an idea, work it out, and execute it (re my blog) It's those last two I'll be tripping over..... that idea isn't going to design itself, missy.

sophanne said...

ps- I really like what you're doing with the silk. very serene looking

Suzanne said...

So?? Did you hold off or knit the whole thing up last night? That yarn is beautiful!