A Different Season for Knitting

Summer knitting is different than winter knitting.  It is about non-animal fibers (except for silk), and that is a lovely change.  Although working in Sausalito, I’m finding, means that my sweaters will get used through the summer more than any other year I’ve lived in Marin County.  It’s also about lace, which is fun, but I have to pay attention as best that I can!

But while I may not knit animal fibers at the moment, it doesn’t mean that you can’t buy yarn.  See?

WEBS Yarn 1a

and it was good.  Even the kitties approved.

WEBS Yarn 1e

The yarn? WEBS closeouts and good stuff on very cheap sale.  Misty Alpaca Lace, and some lovely Misty Merino in fun colors — for a sweater, not sure if it’ll be for me or charity…

In other news, I finished a lovely scarf for my cousin — out of less than 3 skeins of my large stash of Karabella Empire Silk (pattern: the voyager lace shawl, converted to scarf size).  I’m loving it:

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Voyager Scarf 1b

She’s headed to France (ooh, envious twings just typing that!), so she must have something fabulous to wear. This will go for either day or evening, and balance out the neutrals that she’ll be wearing.

And I’m plugging away at the Lily camisole — it is hard on the hands, so I’m gonna take a break – I’ve made it as far as the armhole split. Why didn’t I wash the yarn before knitting? Sigh.

Lily Deuxd

I’ve got to make a stuffed kitty for a Kitty Toy Swap, and I’ll use wool and angora — it’s gonna be a fun project!

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