Monday April 28th 2014, 10:55 pm
Filed under: Family,Knit

One project at a time. Happy anticipation.

He looked at me, sure he’d heard that one wrong, repeating the word back to me so I could correct it. “Cobweb?”  One could just picture a spider-phobic kid reacting to a project with that thought attached to it.

“Yes, cobweb,” like, everybody knows, I mean, right? The thinnest weight of the superfine laceweights, the barely-theres: “It’s a technical term,” I grinned.

I was telling him about the little package of 70/30 cashmere/silk that had come today from Colourmart2.com, the site where the Colourmart folks sell the very last of their mill ends. There were just under 300 yards of that blue softness, just enough to pair up with a strand of something else for a cowl project to add a pop of blue and a strokeable depth to the hand (technical term alert) of a good merino. Including postage from England, the mini cone had cost me all of $5.

And it’s gorgeous. (And lighter and brighter than that nighttime photo shows.)

And it got me to sit down and make myself get 6000+ stitches closer to finishing up the current project, not a technically difficult one but still a slog because it involves paying attention to every single stitch on the needle and on the paper as I fine-tune a pattern that was not quite as perfectly written the first time as I’d thought it was. Which means I’ll have to knit it again after this before publication and probably again after that to be very sure there are no. more. errors. –but I’m that much closer to it now.

Worth the five bucks right there.

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Delicious AND a bargain! Well spotted, Charlotte!

Comment by LynnM 04.28.14 @ 11:43 pm

So very lovely! (My sweatshirt is roughly the actual color, I think…)

Comment by Channon 04.29.14 @ 6:36 pm

And let us not underestimate the power of getting to pet pretty yarn!

Comment by Lanafactrix 04.29.14 @ 10:32 pm

So glad you found Colourmart. My theory is “with cashmere this inexpensive, why knit with anything less?”

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 04.30.14 @ 10:14 am

I knew about (and have ordered from Colourmart). I did not know about Colourmart2. Hmmm, should I be happy about this? 🙂

Comment by twinsetellen 05.01.14 @ 7:16 pm

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