Sunday, February 7, 2010

Knit In on Super Bowl Sunday

Instead of watching the game, a group of knitters gathered for a Knit In at Third Place Books and we enjoyed having a few hours to chat, and work on some things. It was a lovely afternoon with a musician accompanying us as we knit. Sheila brought along her wheel to spin some yarn and her friend did a bit of drop spindling as well. I didn't get any "action" shots, but these ladies are good at what they do. Lots of talent in the room!

On the way there, I had to stop in at Village Yarn and Tea, and got some yarn to begin this fun project. It is a very soft wool/tencel blend and comes in some fabulous colors! I am going to make the cowl and vest separate. The pattern calls for the cowl to be picked up from the neckline of the vest. However, I want the vest to be a separate garment to afford me to wear it often. I will be primarly using the Lustra for the cowl, adding in the Cascade 220 Brown Heathers for the brown needed, as well as using the brown for the vest.
A little smudge on the magazine, but you get the gist of it!


knitterbeader said...

Oooh, looking forward to seeing this vest and cowl. Colors are gorgeous. Smart idea to knit them separately. Good luck!

Sheila said...

That yarn is so pretty and shiny!! I can't wait to see it in the finished product. It was fun to get together with everyone, as always!

Sandee said...

Missed being with you guys yesterday!

I took my knitting to the hospital, but never got it out. Read a book instead.

I love the yarn you bought and look forward to following the progress on the new project.

Jeannine said...

I am also looking forward to the final product of this cowl. I adore the colors, many thanks all for comments on the colors. Yum! Sheila, thanks for letting me put photos of you in here by the way! Sandee, we missed you there and glad things are on the mend.

Beatriz said...

I bought a sweaters worth of Lustra in deep red. It's so beautiful, however, I noticed when making fingerless gloves that it splits a little. Not enough to deter me from using it, though.