Friday August 03rd 2007, 12:15 pm
Filed under: Knit

Two in-progress top-down circular shawls I’m doing. On the left: Lisa Souza’s Jellybeanz colorway in baby alpaca, which I’m knitting for me to match the socks Jasmin gifted me with, and on the right, the same dyelot done in Hardtwist Petite superwash merino sock yarn. The colors are brighter and the splashes more pronounced in the HP, and with this particular merino, the background is a tad yellower than the baby alpaca. I had not thought of the alpaca one as being pinkish till I put the two together.

The Hardtwist Petite is sproingy, bouncy, resilient, soft, and with the superwash aspect, it’s practical for where it’s going. It can get sneezed on, tripped over, you name it, and the recipient won’t have to worry about its being too delicate to touch. Plus, it’s just plain pretty, and would go with a whole lot of clothes.

I think I need to go buy some speckled jelly beans to put in a jar to send with it when I’m done.

jellybeanz shawls

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Hello! I’m just stopping by to say how much I loved your Rabbit Tracks pattern! I’m incorporating it into a current project of mine. Thank you so much for putting it online.

Comment by Ari 08.03.07 @ 4:45 pm

Oh, cool! Thank you!

Comment by AlisonH 08.03.07 @ 7:01 pm

It’s really lovely, for crumpled up lace. 🙂

Looks like the work front should be about to get a whole lot better.

Comment by kristine 08.03.07 @ 7:47 pm

That Hardtwist Petite really does look sproingy. Hooray for sproingy yarn! 🙂

Comment by Amy 08.05.07 @ 2:04 pm

Ever throw a ball of yarn at the floor? Notice how cotton goes thud, and merino bounces back at you? This is a superball. I love it.

Comment by AlisonH 08.05.07 @ 3:58 pm

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