Friday, 28 May 2010

On my needles + new yarn!

I know I usually post on Thursdays, but I wanted to wait after today because I knew I was going yarn shopping! So I didn't mind to wait another day!

But, first things first, what's on my needle right now?On last week's post, I talked about my latest finished project, the Boneyard Shawl, and I said that I needed something a little bit more challenging. So, after looking at my "to-do" list, I decided to start Faverolle by Cirilia Rose (Berroco link).

photo: Berroco

It was a love at first sight. The sporty/handknit look is soooo me! But I think what truly caught my eyes is the color: a soft, smooshy turquoise embellished with natural wooden buttons! How could I resist?! So I ordered the booklet and the yarn (same color!) almost right away! So far, I'm halfway through the back and it's going fairly quickly. I wanted something a little bit more challenging... well I guess it's not really a challenge, since everything is in stockinette stitch! At least there is some construction involved... I am also curious about the pocket: I read the pattern but didn't quite understand how they want me to do it... we'll see!

And an equivalent, if not more fun subject : NEW YARN!! But I know, I know... I already hear you : "But Ariane, weren't you on a yarn diet? Weren't you supposed to knit your stashed yarn before buying more?" I know, I know... but, in my defense, I was with new knitters, shopping for yarn at Mouliné and they had a SALE!

And, for some reasons, I am having a laceweight yarn craving. Since my Citron shawl, I just fell in love with laceweight yarn and decided to treat myself : my first ever skein of Malabrigo!... a yarn I wanted to try since... since ever I think! I heard so much about it that I knew one day I was going to buy some... But, I haven't decided of a shawl pattern yet! Any suggestions??

And since the weather here is über summery, I thought that only a yellow, laceweight yarn could suit my mood. And since Alpaca is my favorite fiber ever, why not hit two stones with one shot? So I bought some gorgeous and soft Super Alpaca Lace from Estelle Yarn. I don't know this brand, but who cares? It's alpaca and it's yellow and it's laceweight. Again, any pattern suggestions?


spinndiva said...

looove the new yarn! :)

knittyornice said...

oooo malabrigo is soooooo awesome. lovely new project as well! i have that one in the que :) and dont worry, fellow knitters know how hard a yarn diet is... we all know we want to... but we just can't do it :)

Andrea said...

I love this Berroco sweater pattern. I've been thinking about making it since the pattern booklet came out. I'll be interested to see how yours turns out. The color of the yarn is so tranquil.

scarabknits said...

I think you should knit swallowtail by Evelyn Clark. And I think Eunny Jang's Print o'the wave would look smashing in the Malabrigo.

I love Cirilia Rose's pattern. She came to my local LYS a few months ago. She's very sweet and so talented. The back of your Faverolle looks so nice... Yay!!

Kristen said...

Oh lovely pictures of the yarns!!! I love Malabrigo, maybe you could try Ishbel...I really enjoyed knitting this, or maybe Juno Regina, I was also thinking of the Swallowtail as well:) Cant wait to see what you choose.

Love Faverolle pattern, beautiful colour you have chosen!

rachel said...

Malabrigo never counts on a yarn diet. Trust me! :-P

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