The race is on
Monday September 10th 2007, 12:29 pm
Filed under: Knit

Sometimes you suddenly need a project knitted yesterday.  I figure this is going to take me about seven hours of knitting a day to get done in time.  What am I waiting for!  And yes, this picture means that 1,2,3,4,5 does not add up to 6 and, since that meant missed yarnovers and thereby more stitches absent than just the one, I gave up and had to rip out three rows to make it look right.  Argh.  I am not good at reading email and knitting at the same time.  Turn on the Michael Brecker jazz to get some quick rhythm going into those stitches, hurry hurryand I’m off!

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Hey Allison:

What pretty, soft-looking white yarn – what are you using? I need to do up one of your pretties for a wedding.


Comment by Jane Gawthrop 09.10.07 @ 1:32 pm

Thank you! That’s one skein of fingering weight baby alpaca (mine is from Pacific Meadows Alpacas) and one strand of Jaggerspun Zephyr laceweight silk/merino. I needed sportweight and I needed a particular color, and tearing my yarn library/aka stash apart made it clear I just didn’t have enough of what I really wanted on hand–which was the luscious Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca/Silk. Blue Sky makes the softest baby alpaca yarns on the planet. I checked, and every single yarn store in the San Francisco Bay Area that carries it was closed today. Raargh. But I did have the color Jacquard acid dye I needed, and I knew exactly how both of those strands would take that color and that they would be gorgeous together. I’m going to throw the whole thing in the dyepot when I’m done.

I just finished the yoke. Onward!

Comment by AlisonH 09.10.07 @ 2:10 pm

OH NO — please tell me you didn’t catch that from me…..

Comment by rho 09.10.07 @ 5:59 pm

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