I was up past my bedtime last night. That’s what happens when I drink Starbucks at night. Last night was late-open night at Knit Happens. So I came home all wide awake and buzzed and happy and stayed up too late.
I did indeed finish Lisa’s second sleeve at lunchtime yesterday (though I do still need to do the neckband and finishing), so I immediately cast on for my new project — the Lauren Tank, using my Alchemy Silk Purse. And I worked on that at the shop last night.
The photo so does not do it justice. There was a lot of Silk Purse fondling going on last night and one incident of Silk Purse theft (cough::Carol::cough), though it was done in fun.
This is going to be a simple vee-neck tank. I’m doing a twisted rib at the bottom to give a bit more stability to it, as the silk is very very soft.
By the way, the Alchemy website is here. Peg asked yesterday where I got my yarn. I mailordered it from somewhere, but heck if I can remember. The Alchemy website has a list of vendors that carry their yarn. And Kristine did order some Alchemy yarn for Knit Happens. Yay!
Last night the wonderful and ever-so-thoughtful Rossana brought me prezzies! Here is a close-up of the bag:
And inside, a magnet and a pin!
Thanks Rossana! You’re a sweetie!
New Button Alert!
I would like to direct your attention to an adorable new button in my sidebar — scroll down until you find the Kitty Bed Knit-along button. Say it with me:
This button was created by Bets, who has a very handy-dandy page o’ knit-along links here.
The Kitty Bed Knit-Along is an unofficial one. The button links you to the kitty bed gallery — photos of beds knitted from my felted kitty bed pattern (the pattern is linked from the gallery page). If you haven’t been there recently, have a look-see — lots of photos of cute felines lounging in their beds!
I got a number of emails asking how many balls of Silk Garden the Klaralund design takes. So here is the information from the pattern:
34″ — 400 grams
36″ — 450 grams
41″ — 500 grams
44″ — 550 grams
Silk Garden is put up in 50 gram skeins. You do the math.
Okay, I’m thinking you could make this sweater in pretty much any yarn that knits to the correct gauge (4st/inch on US 8 needles). But I think you’d wanna stick with a self-striping yarn. Therein lies the beauty of the piece.
In my eyes, at least.
But I am also pleased to say that I put the official WendyKnits seal of approval on three Klaralund Knit-Along Silk Garden purchases at Knit Happens last night. Kristine has the photographic proof.
Once again, Lucy could not care less.
But hey! I found my Silk Garden stash! I’m a good girl. So now I know what color I’ll be making mine in: