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February 22, 2008

From Susan — Back to the Basics

Filed under: Uncategorized — lv2knit @ 12:57 am

I am still working on that $%^^$## scarf!  As my peeps pointed out this evening, I could have finished a sweater by now!  I am down to the last skein  — BUT, I digress!

At knitting tonight, Emily was wearing a recent FO — an oldie but a goodie.  It is the Roseleaves Tunic from A Gathering of Lace. 

I had a brainstorm: could I use the laceweight silk and wool that Sally and I bought in NYC?  It is crazy with color — lots and lots of gorgeous color:

Sirino 50% silk/50% wool from The Great Adirondack Yarn Company, color Serengeti II (675 yds, 150 gms)

Purple, gold, tan, turquoise, etc.  I swatched and I am starting it.  I’m not sure if it will work, but so far I am pleased.  I am excited to be excited about some knittin!  The yarn is lustrous because of the silk.

I hope to be able to blog again this week.  My computer is acting very strange — the desktop icons keep disappearing.  It is tres annoying.  I am not a computer person, so we may need to seek HHHHHHHHEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!! 


  1. I really enjoy the uniqueness and quality of Great Adirondack yarns. Can’t wait to see your newest creation. Meanwhile, I’ll keep my fingers crossed on the computer issues.

    Comment by Karen B. — February 22, 2008 @ 2:06 am

  2. Susan has to blog! I’m out of town without my camera or my knitting pattern.

    I’ll be curious to see how that yarn knits up since I have two identical skeins in my stash.

    Comment by surly — February 22, 2008 @ 2:55 am

  3. Susan- Bless me for I have sinned, I coveted that yarn when I saw it
    on the hotel bed.

    And thou should not covet thy Peep’s yarn.

    Comment by Lorraine — February 22, 2008 @ 11:23 am

  4. I made the Roseleaves tunic several years ago with K1C2 cashmere/silk. Love it and still get complements every time I wear it. Looking forward to seeing your version, the handpaint yarn should work up beautifully. Have really enjoyed your talented work and great photography (both of you).

    Comment by Joan in WA — February 22, 2008 @ 11:41 am

  5. Love the pattern, should look beautiful in a multicolored lace yarn. Can’t wait to see!!! On the computer issue, can you post what you find out? I have the same problem! Happens about once a week and frustrates the heck out of me. I have to do a hard shutdown because even the control alt delete, end program doesn’t respond. Good luck!

    Comment by Alison — February 22, 2008 @ 12:19 pm

  6. I was thinking about what your computer problem might be…sometimes it is a simple fix…did you try all the obvious stuff: delete your history/cookies….turn your computer off for a little while….defragment your hard-drive tonight right before you go to sleep….it usually takes awhile and is annoying if you do it during the day when you want to use the computer…..check your picture files….maybe delete some photos that are redundant….they take up a lot of hard-drive space….these are the things i can do w/o having to ask my son to help me…..he knows what else to do…hope this helps…..i love most all of your projects (and sally’s)…..i hope to improve my level of knitting each year that i knit and you guys inspire me so much……:)

    Comment by sally — February 22, 2008 @ 12:30 pm

  7. I started that same project in January but got stalled out because I’m using black yarn. I had to have color to survive through the winter! It looks like you won’t be running into the same problem. 🙂

    Comment by LaurieM — February 22, 2008 @ 2:07 pm

  8. ohhh! this one’s a beauty! I wish I looked like the model…. not that would just make life totally ducky 🙂

    Comment by Michelle — February 22, 2008 @ 10:41 pm

  9. Hi! I lurk, but coming out because I like the blog so much! Also to remind you, if you have not done so already, to back up your files!! It will most likely be a simple fix, and I don’t want to alarm you. It never is a bad idea though.
    The sweater is beautiful!!

    Comment by Gretchen — February 23, 2008 @ 2:16 am

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