I have been busy. First as you know I had to make a decision what pattern and yarn to use to make the scarf for my ISE4 Pal. Decision made I am using JoSharp Silkroad Aran in the Fishtail Lace pattern.
This is what it's looking like. I have tried out four different yarns and patterns and this was the one I chose. Because my Pal doesn't like pastel colours I didn't get to use the gorgeous hand dyed cashmere I bought from Katie at Live2Knit. Plus I didn't like the Branching Out pattern for this yarn, the two just didn't seem to work together. Here's a picture of it, what do you think?
I think I will make a lace shawl from it I don't know how long socks would last made from this beautiful yarn so I won't use it for socks.
I also bought the Blue Lagoon colourway in the cashmere to add to my stash (not that my stash needs adding to) I have no idea what I will knit from it yet.
This is the first time I've ever knit with pure cashmere and it's gorgeously soft yarn. But frogging is almost impossible with this yarn much harder then mohair. I can actually frog mohair reasonably well but this yarn I couldn't.
My other purchase was this beauty and beauty it really is. I bought this from PurlYarns, SeaSilk by Hand Maiden.
I am going on a yarn diet because it's all getting a bit out of control again and I am feeling very guilty buying more yarn. I have also been shopping for my SecretPal10.
But it's a secret.
I don't know if I should send her little presents monthly or send one large parcel at the end. You see my dilemma is that if I send her little parcels each month she will find out where I live. I did ask my Pal which she would prefer but she wasn't sure either.
My SecretPal that I will be getting goodies from lives in England and I don't mind knowing that because it's still very intriguing. We've exchanged a few emails and she sounds wonderful.
That's it for now. I cannot believe it's taken me two hours to blog. I am off the see my daughter this afternoon for afternoon tea.
Have a great Sunday everyone!