Saturday, 18 August 2007

Is it...

... S.E.X if I don't buy it?



This is 100% pure French silk in Silver Grey (2/28NM) from Colourmart When it grows up it's hopefully going to be the Alpine Lace Scarf from VLT; well actually I'm going to put a few more repeats of the centre motif in to make it wider to make it more of a stole... It will be a 70th birthday present from my Mum to her cousins wife next April (so I have plenty of time) so in effect Mum bought the yarn so is it really S.E.X, That's the question.???

I can't tell you much about it at the moment as I'm only just starting to swatch with it. I can tell you however, it's a 4ply yarn (a 2 & 2) so there are two distinct strands when knitting.... which doesn't bother me as I've been knitting holding two yarns together for a few projects. It feels a bit harsh at first, but after a few rows of stocking stitch the fabric softens up and I can see it being quite drapey and even more so after washing and blocking.....

I'm using 2.5mm needles and so far I like the result :o)

O.K. confession time.... I sent a link to a friend to show her the yarn and Colourmart had just had a new delivery of 1/20NM 100% Cashmere and this colour was there just glaring at me and begging me to buy it....


It's just such a beautiful shade of green it's called "Asparagus"... I gave it thought as to what I could use it for I didn't just want to buy it for the sake of buying it and then I'd remembered I'd subconciously been persuaded to pre-order the "Princess Shawl" pattern from Heirloom Knitting. Sharon Miller gives a couple of suggestions for yarn on her site and the Merino is just a little thinner (about 4 metres per gram) than the cashmere, so I bought it :o))))

I have to say I'm impressed with Colourmart's photography as the yarn is true to the colour on their website.....

So in the end I did succumb to a little S.E.X ;o)


8 comments:

fleegle said...

What lovely colors! I just bought some cobweb cashmere from Colourmart. I have always been delighted with them and their products.

I wonder how many of us are planning Princess?

LittleBerry said...

it's gorgeous fleegle.... I have sufficient to practise knitting with some finer yarn before I start..... It's MissAliceFayes fault I ordered it ;) she can be very persuasive in a subtle way!!!

gilraen said...

Oh I love the green but adore the silver!!! Yummmmmmmmy :)

Ruth Fryman said...

Lovely colours Littleberry. I love that grey silk, yummy.

Soo said...

Beautiful yarn - I just love greens at the moment and the silver grey will make an elegant Alpine Lace scarf.

Kai said...

oh but what great S.E.X it is!!! Love the colour, it's stunning.

miyamojo said...

Oooo! Green Cashmere Princess will be lovely!

Can't wait to see the Silver Alpine too!

I'm on the waiting list for Princess and working on Alpine in my spare time out of zephyr. :)

Moggle said...

The silver/grey is fabulous! I bet it will make a fantastic alpine lace. I really wish my library would hurry up and get VLT in!