Sunday, April 01, 2007

Stash with pictures

The moebius class was very interesting and useful as my lovely mother had seen someone with a cowl like scarf and decided she liked it. I had the pattern from one of Dee's recommendations and also a skein of Posh Yarn 4 ply Cashmere in Safari. So I tried, then I tried with Cat Bordhi's book and then thankfully I saw this class advertised. Money well spent despite the fact that I cheated and had another go at the cast-on method last Sunday and came up with this.

It is basically a circular cast on with a twist in it, literally. Even more strange is that the cast on is in the middle of the knitting.
The shop is dangerous as it stocks all the hard to find yarns that everyone loves. Brighton is very lacking wool shops and its always nice to see before you buy or at least know what the yarn is like. Despite me predicting that my sensible SIL would restrain me it was she who bought Lornas Laces and Koigu. Although to keep her company I bought Malabrigo Worsted in Velvet grapes for a Candleflame scarf. Koigu for socks and Fleece Artist Sea Cell Sock Yarn in Pinata because I have to try it once, it seems a little thicker than their normal Merino sock. For once I resisted all the lovely pinks but we have plans to return for a Toe up sock class in May.


gilraen said...

Oh Sea Wool, did they have many colours? I really want to try it!

I love the colours you picked. The Candleflame scarf is a lovely knit. :)

I love the Moebius scarf!! :D

Sussex Yorkie said...

The Sea Wool seemed to have been popular, they had about 10 skeins left. The colours I remember apart from mine were Mermaid and Hercules but it is amazing how each skein of the same colour differs.

gilraen said...

Thanks :)