Saturday, January 24, 2009

odds & ends

i spent the morning going through my stash and weeding out all of the random half-skeins and balls i know i'm probably not going to use any time soon... when i came upon 650 beautiful yards of artfibers valparaiso. artfibers is a fantastic little boutique yarn shop in san francisco that only carries its own line of yarns - that is, until they closed down a few months ago. they do still sell their yarns online, although it looks like valparaiso has been discontinued.

honeycomb

it's an alpaca merino blend with a bit of sheen, lovely hand, and heathered look. i've swatched for honeycomb by sarah castor. i don't own any knit vests so i think it's time i make myself one.

seaming!

why, what's this? oh, yeah. (rav link)

so now, i need your help. i'm about to embark on the knitting project of a lifetime:

kilronan

b's family gave me alice starmore's the celtic collection for christmas and i am in love with this sweater. and the horse, but that's beside the point. anyway, with all the cables, it's going to be a yarn-eater so i'm looking at knitpick's telemark. but what color? i'd like this to be something that'll match with almost any pair of pants. if i'm going to put that much work into a sweater, i'm going to wear it. a lot. charcoal heather? grey wolf? lichen? what do you think?

(and not to be remiss - many thanks to boxwish and i09 for the mentions!)

9 comments:

malaraky said...

I picked up 5 skeins of gorgeous rich purple silky tweed while in Denver - and realized later that Honeycomb is knit from that yarn - it is a pattern that has also been on my to-do list!....another KAL???
Good luck seaming MiniCardi! :) you can do it!

Michelle said...

Did you see the Telemark Fjord Heather?

YOur Mom said...

Charcoal Heather:)

Sayllama said...

I vote for a gray sweater! It looks like an awesome project... I look forward to following your progress!

tmjackson said...

Grey wolf! It'll show the cables better. Good luck!

*Michelle* said...

I would pick a heathered yarn, for sure. The Mineral Heather is pretty-- at least on my monitor. I have that book too. :)

puffthemagicrabbit said...

Too...many...pretty...colors...
(grey wolf or mineral heather)

cr99ist03in said...

Skyline! Skyline!

Miss Limerick said...

Grey wolf! GREY WOLF!