The beginning of a new week, at home. I love to travel, but I love home more. My thoughts this weekend filled with creative plans and my head filled with colors as I slept.
The colors in my head was my non-stop trying to figure out how to organize the 2 different color-ways of my yarn coming for my Sorbet Heavenly Shawl. It's a mystery shawl done in the Summer 2016 KAL just started. I was unaware till I perused the chat in the group on Ravelry (Fleckenstein & Friends Group ) that it's knitted sideways and maybe somewhere the KAL suggested one color scheme, but I missed it. I originally wasn't going to do it, but I impetuously decided to do it early in the morning of the first day last Friday and ordered two complimentary colors thinking it's knit top down. So the designer in the chat group asked me if I'm using two colorways. Gulp, yes. ( Friday Fantasy Knits- Summer 2016 KAL Shawl in Sherbet Colors.)
On the creative front- in search of cashmere. I have a love for it, but since I can't afford it my love affair is relegated to my dreams. When at a party in the Adirondacks an older Southern gal with charm, elegantly whipped out this poncho in teal that to my eyes was obviously cashmere. It floats in the air. She deftly arranged it on her shoulders as I scolded myself not to be jealous.
I asked later about it and found where she bought it downtown (I use that term loosely for a short strip of town with a handful of shops, one is the local grocery store which still has its worn wooden floorboards). In the local boutique I found the cashmere poncho priced at $149. Lovely, maybe someday. All in an amazing array of colors. Interestingly I looked up cashmere poncho on the internet and found a Nepal source for identical wraps at $45, but the shipping is around $29. Wholesale Pashmina- 100% Cashmere Poncho in Slash Neck Design. I don't know about the quality, but I like the idea of buying from a company selling from a country where the people could use the support. A video of a similar cashmere poncho gives you a better idea of it's flow and drape- Summer cashmere: featherweight ponchos.
Knitting Now- I'm working on my Get Ready To Choose Your Own Adventure Hat KAL and I've completed my brim, doing a multicolor long-tail cast-on and finished my two inches. I'm awaiting the update tomorrow. Technique Thursday- Swatching for The Hat KAL
In the meantime while I await my yarn for Friday Fantasy Knits- Summer 2016 KAL Shawl in Sherbet Colors and the update for the Hat KAL July, I've come back to my socks with the mini-needles. Wednesday's Yarn Along- Knitting a Sock Yes, I need to learn patience with them, but I figure if I work a bit every night on them I'll get somewhere. They are so very cute-
My TGV shawl in Noro is almost done, but on hold till I get new circular needles (hopefully Friday). They broke while gone in the Adirondack Mountains, a hard place to find needles!