Royale Hare
Monday February 15th 2010, 10:46 pm
Filed under: Knit

No project!  I grabbed some by-inspiration’s-invitation yarn last night and cast on, and now I’m on the second ball of Royale Hare ‘s merino fingering weight in lavender; so I’m about 300 yards and 12-13 inches into the latest shawl in a new pattern.  I only put it down  to come write this because my hands demanded I take a longer break.  I’ve got knitting fever, bad.

I have no idea how Karen got a solid fiber, not a blend, to come out shimmery and heathery out of a single color as if it had some silk in it that might be slightly resisting the dye–but there isn’t any, just ordinary wool doing a pretty dance.  I do have to say, it grabs my eyes and my hands and sits me right down there right on that seat and declares, “KNIT!”

And so I do.

Maybe that deadline of Stitches next week to gleefully show it off to her is helping, too.

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Pretty color.

Comment by Ruth 02.15.10 @ 11:44 pm

Oh, that is gorgeous! I recently received a watchband with purple stones on it–my husband commented that it matched the flowers in the shirt I was wearing–well, duh, since the only color I ever buy any more is some shade of purple. LOL.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 02.16.10 @ 6:32 am

Everytime I see your pictures of ongoing projects and it looks like that ball of web, it comforts me because this is what my shawl looks like too, at rest. 🙂

I bet this is a fever you don’t mind having, huh? hihihi

Comment by Suzanne in Mtl 02.16.10 @ 7:01 am

“ordinary wool doing a pretty dance” – doesn’t that describe so much of knitting? I think so!

Comment by twinsetellen 02.16.10 @ 7:04 am

I adore that color! That shawl will look like moonlit ocean spray.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 02.16.10 @ 7:06 am

Incredible. I’m sure you’re doing the fine fiber justice.

Comment by Channon 02.16.10 @ 7:38 am

love the color — makes me think of my daughter since purple is her favorite

and yes, there’s nothing like a deadline to get you moving — I’m participating in the Knitting Olympics this year and it has me picking up the sticks on the same project every night (who knew I could do that?!)

Comment by Bev 02.16.10 @ 8:49 am

I love it when yarn talks to me like that!

Comment by GeekKnitter 02.16.10 @ 9:04 am

Not being a knitter, I rarely have anything intelligent to say when your post is about that topic. But the other day I finished a novel about a young woman, who near the end of the book, is pregnant and confined to bed. She is bored. Now quoting from the text: “Finally she shoved the Diskman earphones into her ears and listened to the new Emmylou Harris disc her grandfather had sent her for Christmas while she practiced knitting, something Joy had insisted she learn and which Sarah found pleasantly soothing.” Okay.

Fun —

Did you hear about the mermaid and the fisherman? They met on line.

Comment by Don Meyer 02.16.10 @ 11:17 am

That yarn would make me want to knit, too! It’s gorgeous 🙂

Comment by Jocelyn 02.16.10 @ 3:09 pm

Oooooh, pretty! I have some J. Knits in a lavender laceweight . . . but I must do my Olympic knitting! Must!

Comment by Lanafactrix 02.16.10 @ 3:10 pm

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