Saturday, June 2, 2007

Cotton-Ease Aims to Please

My television-watching project of the moment is the Petunia Tote, from the Spring 2007 Interweave Knits. It's gone smoothly so far, and I've managed to keep my places in the pattern and Battlestar Galactica at the same time. :P I like the "obviously homemade, but cool" look it has to it:

This is my first time using Cotton-Ease (scored on Knit Swap), and I can see how the stuff has earned its cult following! It's soft, lightweight, and honestly, I have never seen my stitches look this even (in the portion in the round). It must be something in the ply. I'll take this any day over Sugar 'n Cream.

Also on the needles is a lace project -- a converted Convertible. Few repeats and no buttonholes, basically. The star of this project is the yarn, Fearless Fibers Superwash Merino Sock Yarn in Inner Sanctum. SO PRETTY. The hues range from rosy blush to rust to tomato red to deep terracotta...*sighs* Lace takes me ages, but I've been chipping away at this one, a few rows at a time:

There have been a few (incredibly boring) FOs around these parts lately, too...

A 1x1 ribbed scarf with a slip-stitched edge, done in KnitPicks Decadence (100% alpaca). Normally, 1x1 rib would drive me batty, but the bulky yarn eased the tedium and most importantly, the scarf doesn't curl. The Decadence is wonderfully soft and squishy stuff, but it just...doesn't want to do anything, pattern-wise. So, even though there's nothing terribly eventful going on this scarf, I'm going to pretend that it was supposed to be simply elegant and streamlined, like in a Michael Kors sort of way. :P (This was given as an end-of-the-year gift to my daughter's teacher, whose favorite color is purple.)

Yes, another felted bag. I think I've had my fill of them lately, although Amanda's Squatty Sidekick certainly is cute. This bag was for my daughter in response to her frequent whining polite query as to why I was making bags for everyone but her. The yarn was found in the bargain bin of a LYS -- I suspect it is hand-dyed Lamb's Pride.

My last, long-suffering WIP is the Back-to-School U-Neck Vest, but I'm waiting on needles to finish that baby off.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

1 comment:

Erin said...

Ohhh, I love the Petunia tote. So pretty...maybe I want one!