My current work in progress:

1. Mighty Mini, designed by Rachel Henry, knit from Socks That Rock Worthy in the "Tanzanite" and "The Green That Sings" colorways on a 3.0 mm needle.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

Tuesday

Every now and then I feel the need to let loose with a really brilliant blog entry title, ya know?

Lucy thanks you all for the birthday wishes. She had a lovely day, lounging around, sleeping, eating, playing, and being petted and cuddled. Wait — how is that different from any other day?

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The Blues

Why, yes, I do have a lot of blue yarn, don’t I? What am I going to use it for?

The blue/gold Manos is slated to become another kitty bed for Princess Lucy. I’ve got some nice blue Colinette mohair that coordinates nicely with it, and I was thinking about knitting that in with the Manos, to make the bed extra fluffy.

And of course I’ve got some floofy fun fur yarn for the edging. Crystal Palace Splash.

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So . . . what’s the blue/gold Brooks Farm mohair destined to be?

I don’t know yet. But you realize that I had to have it, right? I bought two skeins of it, which is a total of 1,000 yards. My Grape Arbor shawl, knitted from approximately the same weight yarn (albeit silk not mohair) took 850 yards. So maybe I’ll design another shawl for the mohair.

KnitPicks Alpaca Silk Yarn

I had a couple of questions asking how I liked knitting this yarn. I liked it just fine, thank you very much!

It was pleasant to knit, didn’t split, and there were no knots or anomalies in the yarn I had. The resulting iPod sweater has been jammed in my purse since then. Now granted, five days is hardly enough to judge how well it’s wearing, but so far so good.

I think this yarn looks really good at 5.5 stitches/inch. I’m not sure I’d like it at less than 5 stitches/inch — it might be too loose. But maybe that’s just me.

Knitcast!

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In closing, the ubiquitous Kinsale update photo.

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Comments

  1. I wonder if you might be able to give me a bit of advice–I’m a spinner, and I’d like to learn how to spin less traditional fibers. I’ve begun trying to spin my cat’s fur (though it’s nowhere near as beautiful as your gorgeous kittywumpkins), and have recently begun to contemplate spinning human hair, in particular my pubic hair, which has a fluffy goodness not unlike mohair. What do you suggest?

  2. Have you seen this link about Pepsi bottlecaps?
    http://www.macmerc.com/news/archives/1270
    Happy winning :)

  3. Ok. I was waiting on one more review on the Andean Silk before I dove head-first into the deep end. A Wendy seal of approval is good enough for me…..

  4. The Kinsale is looking beautiful. I LOVE that color. I wish I could wear it.

  5. Just wanted to chime in here to say how much I love knitting with Brook Farms yarns!!! The colors are pure heaven. I was seduced at Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool ….. made everything else pale by comparison! Altho I was sorely tempted by the mohair, I elected to buy several skeins of the mohair/silk and the mohair/wool blend. I seem to recall that one of the sales people mentioned that the 100% mohair should be knit with another yarn for stability and as I wear tons of sweaters and no shawls or wraps, I passed on the mohair.
    Mundi

  6. Diana & Orion says:

    HEy Girl. Hope all is welll down DC way.

    Since you’re planning another “deluxe” bed for Ms. Lucy, I thought I would tell you that I have just completed a really awesome one: knitting 2 strands of Cherry Tree Hill (jeweltone) bulky along with a strand of Mountain Colors (meadow) Mohair, then trimming it off in Joy (that ribbon stuff) and Oak Grove’s Ballerina. It’s incredible. Orion and Finny went mental for the “extra” fuzziness.

    ANd no more “walls of jericho” effect — it’s a nice firm nestie. Cn’t wait to see your latest all done up.

    I LOVE the little pillow LB made for Lucy. Is there any chance she might just share that pattern?

    Love the kinsdale. Think it will look awesome with your hair. PLeases model it when you are finished (awww pleeeze?)

    Cheers — Diana & Ori

  7. Diana & Orion says:

    HEy Girl. Hope all is welll down DC way.

    Since you’re planning another “deluxe” bed for Ms. Lucy, I thought I would tell you that I have just completed a really awesome one: knitting 2 strands of Cherry Tree Hill (jeweltone) bulky along with a strand of Mountain Colors (meadow) Mohair, then trimming it off in Joy (that ribbon stuff) and Oak Grove’s Ballerina. It’s incredible. Orion and Finny went mental for the “extra” fuzziness.

    ANd no more “walls of jericho” effect — it’s a nice firm nestie. Cn’t wait to see your latest all done up.

    I LOVE the little pillow LB made for Lucy. Is there any chance she might just share that pattern?

    Love the kinsdale. Think it will look awesome with your hair. PLeases model it when you are finished (awww pleeeze?)

    Cheers — Diana & Ori

  8. Diana & Orion says:

    HEy Girl. Hope all is welll down DC way.

    Since you’re planning another “deluxe” bed for Ms. Lucy, I thought I would tell you that I have just completed a really awesome one: knitting 2 strands of Cherry Tree Hill (jeweltone) bulky along with a strand of Mountain Colors (meadow) Mohair, then trimming it off in Joy (that ribbon stuff) and Oak Grove’s Ballerina. It’s incredible. Orion and Finny went mental for the “extra” fuzziness.

    ANd no more “walls of jericho” effect — it’s a nice firm nestie. Cn’t wait to see your latest all done up.

    I LOVE the little pillow LB made for Lucy. Is there any chance she might just share that pattern?

    Love the kinsdale. Think it will look awesome with your hair. PLeases model it when you are finished (awww pleeeze?)

    Cheers — Diana & Ori

  9. Oh, my–that Lucy is one spoiled princess. A kitty bed from Manos, Colinette and Splash? I’m jealous!

  10. I have two cones of the original Rowan wool and cotton. Would you use this for the Kinsdale sweater and is this enough yarn for it? Your sweater is gorgeous.