Lots of knitting, and ripping and starting. Oh my.

May 27th, 2007

Well, it’s been a busy couple of weeks here at Danni Knits. Let’s start off with the easy stuff, shall we? I knit a quick and easy sample for Knitting Central this week from Runway Knits – the Russian-style scarf – knit with Karabella Super Cashmere and real fur. What a yummy knit! The Super Cashmere is amazing to work with – it just glides over the needles, and the next thing you know, you have this:

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This scarf is the perfect size to warm your neck. It feels like you’re wrapped in a cloud.

Next up:

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When I saw the Josephine top in the summer IK, I knew I had the perfect yarn for it in my stash, so I dug in and began:

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I got the back done, and really didn’t like it – the yarn I used, Berroco Cotton Twist, was a little too heavy for the pattern, and I knew I would never wear it. You’d think I’d notice this about half way through, but no, I did not. I knit the whole damn back. So to the frog pond I went. What to do with the yarn? I had taken it out of the stash, and it really didn’t want to go back, so I found (again) the perfect pattern:

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The lace tank from the latest Vouge Knitting. Several customers at Knitting Central have been knitting this up. Vouge is working on getting charts done for the double daisy/spiderweb pattern as the directions are quite confusing when you begin decreasing for the armhole shaping. They should have it posted on their website soon.

My progress so far:

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This yarn really wants to be this lank tank, and I’m having fun with the lace patterns. A win-win situation.

Next up socks, but that’s for another post. Happy Memorial Day! Be safe this holiday weekend!


3 Responses to “Lots of knitting, and ripping and starting. Oh my.”

  1. nina pomeroy on May 27, 2007 8:26 am

    How faachy – a scarf WITH fur! I bet that will be popular at KC 🙂
    I know what you mean about discovering you’ve started a project and the yarn is too bulky..except I wasn’t smart like you to STOP knitting. I finished it and have at least 3 sweaters I’ll never wear because they make me look like a linebacker.

    Love the new lace top from VK. Funny, I always need to see someone else making it or a sample of it to see if it’s something I want to make. Is this for you or as a sample for KC?

    I miss seeing you at the shop as I seem to always get there on Thursdays your day off. But since ballet is closing down for good I’ll have to make a point to go when you are there. What’s your schedule??

  2. nina pomeroy on May 27, 2007 8:29 am

    ‘nother question – is that classic cotton you’re using for the lace tank?

  3. Heather on May 27, 2007 10:25 am

    Wow, Josephine is going to rock the house for sure!!

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