The twinkle in his eye
Monday November 11th 2013, 11:38 pm
Filed under: Family,Knit

You’re knitting sparkles? That just seems so, so. He searched for the right word.

Are you worried about the visual intensity of the sparkles? I asked him. (Thinking of this from the car accident in ’00 that the neurologist said severed the connections between the visual and balance centers of the brain, causing brainwave spiking.)

No, he offered, it’s…not you. I mean, it’s like–acrylic!

I laughed. No, it’s cashmere, it feels like cashmere, (my 76T is 80%) although the strand is thin enough that I’m pairing it with other things, playing with color matchups. I figure the first project cost me about $2 worth of yardage (link goes to the mill ends of their mill ends) to add it in.

I’d wondered how I would like working with this stuff–it’s not shy, that’s for sure–and I put off trying it out for a long time; he’s right, it’s not my usual. But, but, I’m really liking it, actually. It surprised me too.

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Acrylic! Not much blasphemy on this blog! At least he gets it.

Comment by StellaMM 11.12.13 @ 12:15 am

Noting wrong with acrylics, especially mixed with nylon, particularly if one’s hands (and body) can’t handle even 25% wool!

Comment by Abby McKean 11.12.13 @ 5:31 am

oh, shiny stuff! sparking off the magpie instinct here — sounds like fun (says she who is up to her eyebrows in glitter making Christmas cards!!)

Comment by Bev 11.12.13 @ 8:44 am

Oooh, shiny! Something about the shiny is so. much. fun. Enjoy!!!

Comment by Pam 11.12.13 @ 11:28 am

Sparkles and cashmere?! I’m glad Gretchen is asleep or she’d be insisting that she needs some.

Comment by Channon 11.12.13 @ 5:45 pm

I finally did order from Colourmart and couldn’t be happier. What fun to afford luxury!

Comment by twinsetellen 11.12.13 @ 6:59 pm

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