Friday, June 01, 2007

More Sahara and a Shawl

I've started the front of Sahara.

I'm seriously loving this knit. The pima silk is really nice and soft, nothing like the worsted weight cotton I've worked with before. And I really look forward to not having to seam sides together. I also love my interchangeable needles because instead of having to run a scrap thread to hold stitches, I can just put the caps on the cords and all I'll have to do is put the needle back on the cord to knit them again.

I wound that lovely sherbet-colored yarn from Margene yesterday and tried out a new stitch. It's the Trinity stitch from Victorian Lace Today and I think it's a pretty nice fit for the yarn.

The colors are nice and subtle peaches and purples (and the photo doesn't do justice as usual) with just a little pink and I think I'll be casting on for the shawl today. It's a triangular one.

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Anonymous Cheryl said...

I love the Trinity stitch, and it looks great with that yarn!

10:03 AM  
Blogger Margene said...

Oooo, I love the way it's knitting up!

10:15 AM  
Anonymous Tanya said...

You are seriously tempting me with the Sahara!!

10:28 AM  
Blogger Knitting Therapy said...

What yarn are you using for Sahara? It looks lovely. What do you plan to use for the accent yarn? My 17 yo DD has selected this pattern and I am looking for washable and affordable alternatives to the original yarn that will still have a nice drape.

10:29 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Oh, that shawl is going to be lovely! I can just imagine how yummy the pima silk is to knit.

11:21 AM  
Blogger vtwopoint5 said...

I agree with you completely about the Options needles. I love mine. Sahara looks great!

11:24 AM  
Blogger Susan Pandorf said...

You'll love the trinity shawl. I am almost done...well, halfway done...maybe (it's hard to tell when you start long and get shorter as you go) with the main part of the shawl. Can't wait to get to the border.

Will send pics once I get my new digital camera this weekend. I need to get pictures up on my new blog soon or people will stop dropping by.

I am using some of Briar Rose Fiber's Sea Pearl for mine. The lovely thing about this pattern is how well it blends the colors of the variegated yarns together. Mine is a mix of corals and roses with just a touch of spring green tossed in for zip.

I had a set of interchangeables that I inherited from my mom, but I stopped using them because the needle part had a tendency to unscrew as you worked and the joins snagged the yarn. Things must have improved since my mom's time.

Sahara looks lovely too.


11:27 AM  
Blogger Romi said...

Oooooh. Beautiful colors. I especially love the yarn from Margene. Lovely.

12:55 PM  
Anonymous AlisonH said...

I'm such a shawl groupie--wow, that's pretty!

2:56 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

I have tried to do Trinity stitch so many times, and I don't think I ever get it to work right. Is there some secret? Are all the stitches knit through the front loop? Yours looks perfect, especially in that yarn.

6:46 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Isn't she? Isn't she? Pretty In Pink ::: Best Psychedelic Furs Impression:::
Everything here is Pretty in Pink!!

9:05 PM  

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