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February 24, 2008

From Susan — Will Someone Knit for MOI??

Filed under: Roseleaves Tunic — lv2knit @ 10:46 am

Lorraine so aptly voiced this sentiment (“Susan- I’d love to have a [Merci] scarf like that, but I don’t want to knit one- does that make sense?”) — alas, I am afraid the answer is a resounding, YES!  It makes tons of sense!  However, for most of us, we are the knitters, not the knittees.  There are so many things I “want” that I do not have time to make.  I want them to magically appear in my closet, in the exact style, color, etc. that I covet.  It takes so long to make everything and costs so much for the yarn (I do have expensive taste ;)) that I can’t do it all.  The internet has just made it worse.  I find “must haves” every day!

But this is too scrumptious to ignore:

Sirino 50% silk/50% wool from The Great Adirondack Yarn Company, color Serengeti II (675 yds, 150 gms)
Note presence of dog hair — it is on everything I own

This yarn is so beautiful, I cannot find the words.  It is like knitting from an Egyptian pharoah’s jewel cache.  There is a lot of a deep rusty, copper color and a deep, regal purple, with very short runs of aqua and peacock teal.  The sts shine like there is light emanating from inside.  I hope when I get to the lace section (with stockinette thrown in) that I still like the way the colors work — but this is stunning color, like I have rarely seen.


  1. Holy cow. That yarn is the most sumptuous I have ever seen. The colours are so rich and vibrant, and the magnificent sheen manages to come through even on the photo. Wow. Please post pics of this as it progresses… it’s too lovely to keep to yourself! 🙂

    Comment by Susan — February 24, 2008 @ 11:52 am

  2. I love that color – it is truly gorgeous. I must second to your feelings of wanting more hand knit items than can possibly be made or afforded!! There are so many things I would love to knit or yarn I would love to have (the one in your post is now high on the list :o) there is no way in this lifetime I would be able to use or make them all!! They trying to do it is the fun part.

    Comment by Connie — February 24, 2008 @ 1:59 pm

  3. Thanks for blogging for both of us. I am in the wilds of Colorado with limited phone and internet access but great skiing AND my little assistant.

    Comment by surly — February 24, 2008 @ 6:42 pm

  4. Okay- when you show the yarn that looks like a jewelbox, it would
    be a pleasure to knit that.

    It is totally scrumptious.

    Comment by Lorraine — February 26, 2008 @ 11:18 am

  5. I love everything I’ve ever seen from Great Adirondack and this is no exception. Just gorgeous! Sometimes, the fabric flowing from you needles is enough to keep us moving on a project.

    Comment by Karen B. — February 28, 2008 @ 1:29 pm

  6. oh oh !! I have just finish a “gilet” ( I am french.. ) with the
    same wool , it is not yet on my blog !!

    Comment by joline-103 idées — March 5, 2008 @ 2:16 pm

  7. Left my comment on the monkey site – so sorry!! New to this blog or website thing. Just wanted to know if you have finished the Roseleaves tunic and if you like it – was thinking about making it for myself.
    Thanks so much – Karen

    Comment by Karen Francour — July 14, 2008 @ 8:49 am

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