Thursday September 28th 2006, 10:14 pm
Filed under: Knit

Technical info: I knitted this scarf and then added Jacquard Acid Dye in Pink. It’s a vivid dye, so it didn’t tone down the brightness of the original yellow as much as the other colors did. As usual, I threw in a small ball of extra yarn so I’d have some for any future hole repairs in a matching dye lot. (This is a hint to my sisters: hold onto that ball when you get your scarf! The way to mothproof your woolens is to have angora nearby; the moths will go after the angora first every time.)

I took the pile of scarves to my knitting group tonight. I can show off all the pictures I want here, but there’s nothing quite like having a room full of knitters swooning over the feel of the things.

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I’ll admit I prefer the ‘Honda camellia red’ but it’s fun to say ‘persimmon’. Do you ever regret not being able to achieve a color like the Honda C.R. again? It’s like a snow flake.

Hope you have plenty of smelling salts for those swooning knitters. I can see how angora envy will do that.

Comment by Lynn 09.29.06 @ 7:32 am

It wouldn’t be hard to re-create the Honda camellia red again; I’m with you, I really like that one. As for angora envy, well, but it’s nice to see the baby alpaca yarns that have been bursting onto the market in the last few years, and they’re almost as soft. Four years ago, a google search got me exactly one hit and one yarn from one vendor. Now look at all the choices out there! The brushed baby alpacas in particular can hold their own against an angora pretty well, and they’re so much less expensive. Blue Sky Alpacas just came out with one, and I can’t wait to try it–their baby alpaca yarns have been the softest of the soft so far, so I can only imagine what the brushed version will be like.

I guess that means I’ve got alpaca envy?

Comment by AlisonH 09.29.06 @ 1:47 pm

Beautiful knitting, you’ve inspired me. Thank you.

Comment by NANCY IYER 09.20.07 @ 6:07 am

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