Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Joy is in the journey




I wanted to post about my latest project. It came as a custom request from a fellow Etsy seller Bananasaurasrex. She has a lovely shop with pretty hand sewn lavender eye pillows. She asked for a cross between one of my capelets and one of my cowls. The color she requested led me on a journey to a new yarn. Pricey but, DEFINETLY worth it. Besides, if anyone knows me, they know I think nothing of buying a $30.00 skein of yarn if I am in love with it. I consider myself, what is referred to in the knitting world as a "yarn snob" I have relaxed myself a little more lately, knowing that beautiful things don't have to cost a fortune. So back to said project, I received the yarn and proceeded to fall head over heels for it. It is sooooo soft. As a knitter there is always joy (sometimes frustration and swearing), but mostly joy in the knitting. Then there are those projects that are just pure ecstacy to do. They take you back to the first time you got a pattern right, or the first project you completed... bliss..... Well, that is how I describe knitting with this yarn. The feel of it in my hands, delightful!! Anyway, now that those of you reading this who don't knit think I might be crazy, I will stop my ranting and raving. I leave you with a couple of photos of The French Grey cowl :)

2 comments:

ei! kumpel said...

well done Becca, looks amazing!

:)
margarida

Brenda // Phydeaux Designs said...

Gorgeous and here's to yarn snobbery! :)

Happy Labor Day and hope you don't mind that I've tagged you! See below!

http://brennneda.blogspot.com/2008/09/tagged-and-sharing-wealth.html