Blocked and shipped
Saturday September 20th 2008, 1:42 pm
Filed under: Family,Knitting a Gift

Camelspin, shown here in Berry, is one of the softest yarns I have ever had the great good fortune to have running through my hands for hours on end.  Drapey and shimmery.  Gorgeous.  Lisa Souza‘s Merino/silk is right up there with it, but hers is a slightly heavier weight.

shawl in Camelspin in Berry colorway

I originally blocked this with crisp points along the bottom edge, but the silk gradually sagged them out. I finally reblocked it in the round.  I sent a picture to my son and new daughter-in-law.

Remember this post?  I had Kim in mind when I knitted it, but then I dithered and didn’t mention that part on the blog: color is such a personal thing.  She loved it (yay!), and yesterday I finally popped it in the mail.  I just wish I could show more than the color here for right now. (The yarn I dyed to match it is still waiting its fit of inspiration.)

There’s a Peninsula to Pier Shop Hop going on this weekend, and there was an ongoing stream of carpooling knitters yesterday at Purlescence; one woman remarked to me how very different all these different yarn stores were, how fascinating it was to see what different things they offered and what they looked like.  I wanted to tell her, well, this is the best one of all.  It carries Blue Moon. It has Handmaiden.  It has Claudia.  (Plus a few others I really like, but throw in some Lisa Souza on the side, and I’m set for life.)  It has Nathania, Chloe, Sandi, and Kay.  There are other good stores too, but I have to say, it just doesn’t get better than this.

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You always find the best yarn. I love to knit with great yarn running through my fingers with my favorite brand needles. I’m amazed at how much you get done!

Comment by Joansie 09.20.08 @ 2:44 pm

Sounds like fun, shop hopping! Love the colour of the shawl I am certain it is as beautiful as all of your other shawls. I have missed a lot, so I hope all is well with you and your family.

Comment by Vicki 09.20.08 @ 3:27 pm

I only read your post after I emailed you . . . I guess we’re thinking along the same lines about all the shops! I’d love to visit your favorite someday.

Comment by Joyce in NH 09.20.08 @ 4:16 pm

I know just what you mean about Lisa Souza’s yarns, not to mention her fibre, I’m spinning some right now.

Comment by marianne 09.20.08 @ 4:43 pm

Purlescence is my favorite, too : )

Comment by Donna 09.20.08 @ 7:24 pm

Would the merino/silk yarn used from Lisa be called “petal”? I want to order some!
BTW, I LOVE your patterns! I have begun knitting them exclusively. Keep up the good work! (love your blog too!)

Comment by Christine 09.21.08 @ 6:01 am

Thank you! And yes, Petal is it exactly. Lovely stuff.

Comment by AlisonH 09.21.08 @ 9:45 am

That’s a beautiful color Alison.

Comment by Tiny Tyrant 09.22.08 @ 10:36 am

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