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Monday, August 21, 2006

Merino and Hemp

I've discovered that while knitting with a puppy is difficult, they have no concept of waiting until you finish a row, spinning is great. I can stop the wheel and jump up to get Finn as soon as he starts sniffing suspiciously. So last week, I got more spinning done than I have in a long time. This is the Merino and Hemp I picked up from D'Zined at Maryland, all plied and finished. I got 519 yards from the 8 ounces, probably either a sport or DK weight. I'm not sure what I want to do with it yet. Its very soft and quite drapey so I'm kind of thinking about a cowl type of thing. I haven't decided if I want a Mobius one or just a simple tube. What do you guys think? Any other ideas or other cowl patterns you love?

9 Comments:

Anonymous cjpine@sentara.com said...

I would like to ask a question about the Mystery Stole, and I can't remember how I found your email address. Thank you.

11:01 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

Oh my goodness! There is a great Mobius on DIY - Knitty Gritty site. From Cat Bordhi - her show aired a few days ago and this is on my to do list. They used a sport weight yarn I believe - DK would work - it is stunning. Check it out.

www.diynetwork.com

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there's that wonderful pattern at knitty, i think it's spelled aibhlinn, or something like that. a cowl that drapes nicely around your neck when not on your head. i'm working on one (slowly) in wool/hemp and am really liking it.

peg.

12:28 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

I think it would look fantastic as a Mobius Cowl.

1:35 PM  
Blogger Aurora said...

Nice job, Melanie! You are so inspiring.

And your puppy is A - DORable.

3:08 PM  
Blogger velmalikevelvet said...

how was it working w/ hemp? i haven't tried it yet, and my one foray into merino was not good (fibers too short for my skill level). but maybe the 2 together would help; the stickiness of the hemp might work well w/ the slippery merino, methinks.

3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Batman's cowl.

--Official Brother of Pink Lemon Twist

4:35 PM  
Blogger CateK said...

This is gorgeous stuff!

8:22 PM  
Anonymous escorts said...

This can't have effect in actual fact, that's exactly what I think.

12:28 PM  

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