As evidenced by the elephants I photographed outside my office window yesterday. I think since I’ve had this window office, I’ve managed to glance out the window at just the right time to see the animal parade every single year.
Will I be going to the circus? No. Clowns seriously creep me out.
Lots of fun guesses in the comments about what my Kauni yarn is to become. But no one guessed correctly.
For the uninitiated, this is a shetland-type wool that has color changes, sorta like Noro Kureyon. All of the skeins pictured in yesterday’s blog entry are the same colorway, which is the rainbow colorway — they look different because they start in different places on each skein. I am planning on knitting a fair-isle type sweater by using 2 skeins and starting in different places in the color sequence.
There are a ga-jillion sweater knit this way out on blogs and in Ravelry, but so far, I haven’t seen any pictures of the design I plan to knit: Alice Starmore’s Lismore, from her book The Celtic Collection. If anyone reading this has knit Lismore in Kauni yarn and has a photo, please let me know — I’d love to see it!
I bought my rainbow Kauni yarn from Astrid’s Dutch Obsession which is, as the name suggests, in the Netherlands. Yeah, the shipping was expensive, but the yarn itself is so inexpensive that my total cost wasn’t too high. It’s very easy to order from her website as it is in English, and you can pay using Paypal. The yarn arrived very quickly — great service!
I ordered four 140 gram skeins and then decided to order two more, just for insurance. So I’ll have a total of six skeins, which should be way more than I need. I figure the leftovers would make a very cool rainbow shawl. I saw a few of those on Ravelry.
In the meantime, I’m working on the second Alana sock.
And the shawl.
Lucy is on Bird Watch.