Tuesday, March 27, 2007
After my month-long craving for the simple knit stitch (and the resulting not-quite-finished Zimmermann garter sweaters, socks, etc.), I am finally OVER it.
I needed excitement, distraction, complication!
Sivia Harding's gorgeous Diamond Fantasy Shawl fit the bill to perfection.
As did she, I gilded the lily with a variegated yarn. My choice was Helen's Lace in the Buck's Bar colorway.
Somehow I managed to snarl the yarn into what I thought was a slip knot:
I pulled and tugged, untangled with my short fingernails, tried to unknot with a pair of sewing needles, etc. No doing.
Finally, in frustration, I threw it down and picked up Miriam Felton's Seraphim Shawl.
The yarn--what a treat to knit with!--is Mongolian Cashmere in the Deep Denim Colorway.
After about a row and a half, I came to this:
Another knot that wasn't in the yarn when I had it on the ball-winder. Good grief....