Saturday, April 19, 2008

The original fire has died and gone But the riot inside moves on

The weekend started off on a high note - the Rangers took the Devils in 5! On to the next round. I haven't enjoyed a hockey season so much in a long long time. The East is wide open, the West is being fought to the last man. No team (but Ottawa) folded. Boston forced a game 7. Nothing like Springtime Hockey.

The best thing about watching Hockey is I get a LOT of knitting done. I finished another Shetland Triangle, this one in cashmere/silk from Colourmart.
Knitting 001
Here it is right off the needles

Knitting 004
and here is it blocking

Knitting 003
Close up of the yarn

This is such an easy pattern and the results are beautiful, the yarn is lovely too, so soft with a luscious sheen. I made this for one of my Ravelry swaps - the mohair one was supposed to be for the swap, but after reading my swap partners blog, I realized she is allergic to wool and lives in a hot climate - the mohair would not have worked, so I am keeping that one and sending this one instead. I hope she like it.

I also cast on a new shawl - Swallowtail - Knitting Daily had it as a free download and I have been wanting to knit it since I saw it in Interweave Knits. I am using my single skein of Sea Silk.
Swallowtail 001
I love this color and the yarn is so nice to work with.


Melissa said...

woah, we're having mind meld! guess what I just cast on for last night? swallowtail in sea silk! Mine is a light butter yellow color, but I actually almost went for that green.

Ruinwen said...

Love the before and after blocking pictures...such a georgous shawl. And that sheen on the sea silk...lucious! :)

CraftyGryphon said...

Ooo, the Shetland Triangle is lovely, and the Swallowtail is going to be *gorgeous*!

knitting dragonfly said...

Wow, beautiful, I'm in love with your things.
Wow (again)