Sunday, July 09, 2006

Linen, Cotton, Cashmere and Silk

I like to have more than one thing going at a time. I like the different textures and colors. With any luck, one or more of these will be finished by the end of summer. The only one with a sort of deadline is the blue, green and white, which will become a pillow cover for the mother of a friend, who has renovated the cabin that her mother grew up in. It's now a guest house behind the family house on the Rappahannock River.I guess it's a cabin-warming gift. I'm making it up as I go along, inspired by the attitude of Mason-Dixon Knitting.(I loved that they called their book tour the Manson-Nixon tour.)The yarn is Gedifra Beauty Cotton which Elann recently had on sale.
The tangle of dark yellow and white is Louet linen.The yellow was a cone end I got at MS&W. It knits like starched twine. So I got a skein at the Yarn Lounge and that's much nicer to my hands. It's going to be the moss grid hand towel from Mason-Dixon.
The mottled green mass is the actual beginning of the shawl for which the Peacock Plume cashmere/silk has been intended for some time. I'm taking a stab at the Fenna pattern from Stahman's Shawls and Scarves. It's a Faroese shawl, knitted from the neck down, so I won't have to wait long to see if I've done the shoulder shaping right.


Blogger vlb5757 said...

Leslie, did you know there is a sheep and wool show here in VA somewhere in Sept? I am hoping to find out about it tomorrow night at the spinning guild meeting. I want to go! I will have to beg at work to have the day off to go but I will so I can load up on more roving!

3:26 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Please let me know what you find out! The only one I know of around that time is the Montpelier Fiber Festival, but that is the first weekend in October.

2:10 PM  
Blogger vlb5757 said...

Maybe that's the same one. I thought someone told me Sept. I would love to go either way. I will get back to you! Maybe this time we might actually MEET! lol!

3:45 PM  

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