Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Phew! Finally a moment (and I do mean a moment) to sit down and post. Without further ado, a picture of Kiri #2.

The colours are pretty close to actual. I'm impressed that the picture came out as well as it did. And for Jeanie, who asked about the Crystal Palace Kid Merino, a picture of the yarn.

It is 28% kid mohair, 28% merino wool and 44% micro nylon. I'm working it in combination with Skacel's Merino Lace, a 100% merino lace weight yarn in a deep green. The resulting "fabric" is lovely and soft, with a nice halo to it. Very cozy. The Kid Merino, incidentally comes in 25 gram balls, and has about 240 yards. Not bad for the price (much, much less than something like Rowan Kid Silk Haze). The only critique I have about this yarn is that when you're working it on it's own, the mohair and wool tend to bunch up on the nylon. It's fine when it's in combination with another yarn, but on it's own... well... I'm not sure I'd want to work an entire shawl in it, yanno?

What's this, you ask? You didn't know I'd started something else? Yeah, I did. This will be a little top for my granddaughter. See the picture? It's a neat feeling seeing the drawing come alive. It will be a pretty quick knit. I'm hoping to have it done before my daughter and granddaughter come to visit in June (it WILL be done by then). I'll be able to give Trinity her cardigan and this little top.

Ok, I have to run. I did say I had only a moment, right? Tomorrow, I'll post a few scenery pictures; some from our trip to Red Deer and a couple of pictures I took of a spectacular rainbow yesterday. Till then....... enjoy your day!


  1. I await the photos with baited breath (and I do NOT mean a worm on my tongue!)

  2. Your Kiri #2 is gorgeous so far. I absolutely love how those two yarns look knit together. Fabulous!