Wednesday, March 28, 2012

German Souvenir Yarn

My favorite souvenir yarn from our Germany trip made a nice pair of "Monkey" socks. I think the designer was Cat Borhdi, and who knows why they're called Monkey!

Done, I reiterate, is Beautiful.
 Yarn is Regia Cinema in colorway 07253

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Entrelac Attack

Since Cicero didn't allow a very good view of the entrelac-in-progress for my last entry, I thought I should post photos of the completed thing.

It made quite a stash buster! All the yarns are various shades of purple and lavendar. Most are some kind of alpaca or mohair blend, but there is also one diehard acrylic. The yarn I had to buy to complete the shawl and add fringe adds a little more color: it is Moonshine, by Crystal Palace, and there's green in with the lavendar. And silver sparkles. Why not!

Close up of Entrelac Scarf. It's heavy-- not great for our climate, but so pretty!