Monday, January 30, 2006

And the winner is...Silky Wool

This is a tiny image of the color of Elsebeth Lavold's Silky Wool that I ordered for the Bobbled Sweater. It's called White Sands, and has just a hint of pink to it. I hope it's going to be everything I hope it will. Quite a few people on the Knitty Board seem to think it's very nice, and especially good for cables and stitch work, so that's encouraging. Elsebeth Lavold is known for her Viking Knitting patterns, which rely heavily on intricate cables, etc. so that also gives me hope. I'm kind of pleased with the color too, I think. Especially having just read an article in the Wall Street Journal about the fact that nude neutrals are making a big comeback, and pale, pale pink is one of the hot ones. So, even a fashionable color, besides one that appeals to me. What more can I ask? I got the yarn at Yarn Country and also ordered some Silky Tweed and a pattern book by Lavold.

I've been doing some spring cleaning, seemingly. January is a little early, but it is really nice weather, and when I'm in the mood to clean, I have to seize the day, because you never know when it may come again! The sewing area is getting a little overhaul too, and none too soon. I love it when it has a little more spacious look, and I was beginning to feel pretty boxed in.

The Spring Couture shows are over, and I really enjoyed all of them, except one. I have rarely seen a show which had absolutely nothing that appealed to me, but she managed to pull it off. Oh well, maybe next time. Now it's on to Fall Fashion Week in New York for the RTW shows.

5 comments:

Kathy said...

Silky Wool is really lovely to work with, and it gets so wonderfully soft once you wach it. I would love an entire sweater made from it! The colors are really nice in person, too.

Cindy said...

I think this yarn is absolutely beautiful. It does have small bits of vegetation in it. But, these are easily picked off.

Liana said...

Kathy & Cindy, Thanks for the vote of confidence on this yarn. I really appreciate it. I can't wait to get it and get started!

Anonymous said...

Liana, Did you attend the fashion shows in person or watch on TV? When I was overseas I could get the channel "Fashion TV" which is similar to the Style channel. With Fashion TV the fashion shows were shown at length with no commentary. I really enjoyed watching them. On Style there are a few shows and Fashiontrance which doesn't come on as often as it used to.

Liana said...

I only wish I was attending in person! No, I can't get Fashion TV here either. Lucky you! I've noticed that FashionTrance has gotten further and further behind all the time. I mostly keep up online. There are quite a few resources if you scout around. Glad you're enjoying them too. The Fall 2006 RTW begins today!