Saturday, May 19, 2007

As promised, here are (just a few!) projects I'm contemplating:

Hanami shawl - a tribute to cherry blossom time. I'm thinking pale pink linen.. from Pink Lemon Twist here's a link to the website

Lady Eleanor stole - because it's the law, right? I recently saw a beautiful Lady E (hi Kim), that used multiple colors of Kureyon and it was stunning. from the ubiquitous Scarf Style book. I started this once before, but somehow the entrelac rectangle turned into a felted bag.

Forest Path Stole -- I know, I know! Entrelac lace in fingering weight! I usually don't get this batty until the dog days of August. However, I have a thing for lilies of the valley...also, I've read online that once you get the hang of it, it's not hard. They probably say that about brain surgery too. Any yarn suggestions for this one? I would use Jaggerspun Zephyr silk/wool, but I don't see a color I like. You folks on the East Coast have an advantage because I believe you can actually find this yarn in your lys. I've never seen this yarn in a store in California. I need the lightest yarn possible. I know that sounds funny, since it is made from a fingering weight, but trust me, I could get hot in fingering wt. alpaca pretty easily. Fleece Artist/Handmaiden have both Seasilk and Lace Silk yarns that would work for this stole. pattern originally ran in IK Summer 2003, but you can buy the pattern here (scroll down)

Sleeveless Tuxedo Shirt from Interweave Knits, Summer 2007. This is a beautiful and very wearable top, it's even in linen. I even have the yarn. On the other hand, 6 skeins of linen on size 3's...kind of gives one pause, doesn't it? pictured on this page

Last but not least, the Babette Blanket from Interweave Crochet, Spring 2006. I have loved this blanket since the magazine came out last year. Even mulled over Koigu colors for it. The final straw was the feature on the blanket on the Purl Bee site (see sidebar for link) and the Flickr group that popped up with lots of beautiful Babettes. I think it's a go! pictured on this page

Scout says "Have a relaxing weekend!"


Fay Lynn said...

You do have a lot on your list. I don't even have a list, not really. I think I have to work on that. But here is the hardest part, I have to choose different things then you.

That is going to be really hard for there are several on your list that I know should be on mine.

Larry said...

Your Thursday/Friday photos now show up on my monitor. Did H do something or were they there all along and I just hadn't checked back? Does that make sense?

mary said...

Hurray! You have a blog now. Mommy/daughter blogs are so adorable. (I just added that so H could cringe.) Now that I have joined the dark side, there's no going back... or more like, I have to go back again and again and again.