Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Work-In-Progress Wednesday #15

Since I've been hard at work busting out a couple of secret designs for an upcoming e-book for Afghans for Afghans, I don't have much I can show you this week. However, I have been doing a bit of knitting on my  Star Athena Mystery KAL project (look away if you don't want to be spoiled!):

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BMFA De-Vine, colorway Smokey Mountain Morn
I've missed knitting with the lovely yarn that I gushed about last week, so I'm very happy the final clue came out yesterday. I also think I found the perfect buttons for the cowl. They are somewhat misshapen silvery ones that are funky enough for the style of the cowl but plain enough to complement the crazy stitch patterns well. I bought them at Love 2 Knit (formerly known as Unwind), one of the local yarn stores that are within minutes of the new apartment I'll be moving to in a few days (which I am embarrassingly excited about, btw). While I was there, I couldn't resist picking up a little yarn, too:


These are The Fiber Company Acadia, colorways Driftwood and Blue Heron (60% Merino wool, 20% alpaca, 20% silk). I love how soft and light they are, and the silk slubs give them a fun, tweedy texture. I think they might become a colorwork cowl someday, like Gyre by Elizabeth Elliott (when I get brave enough to try real colorwork, that is).

Any fun new yarn finds for you? How about good colorwork cowl pattern recommendations? Don't forget to check out more WIPs by clicking the image below!

6 comments:

  1. I found lots and lots and LOTS of new yarns that I WANT at the LYS back home, so.... I will be going on a shopping spree over Christmas, that's for sure! Anyways, I love the color of your cowl, and those buttons do work very well with it :)

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    1. Thank you! :) Yes, LYS's can be dangerous.

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  2. You have been all about the secret projects lately. That is definitely one of the hallmarks of a successful designer though! I'm super envious that you not only live near a LYS, but that your county even has one! I know that if I were you, I would probably need to be restrained daily from buying yarn.

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    1. I haven't had a good/nearby LYS in SO LONG so I'm psyched about it!

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  3. 1) I love Acadia. I used it for a shawl and its so smooshy and warm. [fair warning.. some of my slubs were huge and while I love what they did in the strips of my shawl, you might want to keep it in mind when picking a pattern]

    2) Do they have Fiber Company's Tundra at said store?

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    1. Good to know! And I'm not sure if they have Tundra but I'll have to check it out next time.

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