Friday, November 7, 2008

On my needles today...

I've just recently taken up knitting in the last few months and, as a crochet aficionado, it's been a bit of a struggle. I'm just not used to working two needles at the same time. However, I think I'm finally starting to make some progress.

I made the requisite scarves, hats, kerchiefs, and glovelets, and am eagerly looking forward to delving into the sock making side of knitting.

We moved to Seattle about 4 months ago from Texas, and the change in weather has inspired me to get more knitty, so to speak, about making warm garments.

I was also introduced to the wonders of natural fibers and oh...I don't know if I can go back to acrylics after knitting with these splendid bits of yarn! I currently am working some amazing tencel yarn into a scarf with a leafy pattern I found on Ravelry. You can find it here.

And the yarn! I must gush about this yarn because it is the most WONDERFUL stuff! 100% dyed tencel in this fabulous colorway called Coppertop.

Is that not the most gorgeously lush color? It's so vivid!! I had to have it the moment I saw it (much to my Dragon's chagrin) and have been happily knitting away with it ever since. The lovely Andrea over at Natural Obsessions on Etsy is to blame for my most recent fascination. I have ordered several skeins from her since and every one of them have been a joy to play with:)

So I will eventually finish this scarf. I have some lovely Lemon Drop tencel/merino being spun for me that will get made into socks for my mom. I am determined, I tell you, to actually knit socks. But in the meantime, I have too much yarn in my stash and not enough time to knit it all!

Hopefully, that will all change this winter!