Froggy Knits

July 29, 2004

Little knits

I just recently started a few little knits. First off is this hat from Jo Sharp Book Two and its humble beginning. I am using the suggested yarn Silkroad Aran Tweed in color 127 Posie.

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Then there is the chenille flower washcloth from Weekend Knitting that was also featured in an issue of Interweave Knits. For some reason, one twist of the wrist became this madness but then it went quickly from ball, a pretty good color representation, to three petals fairly quickly.

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and to answer a few questions from yesterday
This is what I am using for my Klaralund

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It's Noro Silk Garden 84 and I just love it!

I received the little bag pattern free with the purchase of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Baby yarn from Knit Happens. When I spoke to Kristine last night, they had many Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton Hand Knitting Collection: Book Number Two copies in stock.(is that title long enough for you?) They carry Noro Silk Garden among many other yarns that could be used for Klaralund. And they are not currently taking online orders, but yeah baby they SHIP!
Contact the shop for more details.

Here are yarn amounts and gauge for Klaralund
16sts/22rows per 4"/10cm in St st

I've updated my side bar with some Klaralund-Along info, as well as the great news of the DC area kick off. And if you live outside the DC area, why not meet up with other Klaralund-Alongers near you.
(boy did that sound like a commercial or what?)

Sooooo, I've got the yarn, got the pattern, now I just need to get gauge!
Get, get it together
Get, get it together forever and ever
to the tune of Keep It Together - Madonna
Don't deny it. You know you know the tune.
You just can't stop some tunes from popping into your head, lol. Music's really funny sometimes, you know tunes and lyrics whether you want to or not.

Posted by froggy at July 29, 2004 05:28 AM

I love color 84. I knit a multidirectional scarf out of it and it turned out really pretty. I bet it will look divine in Klaralund :)

Posted by: Amy at July 29, 2004 09:18 AM

Thanks for posting the yarn amounts. I haven't gotten my book yet so I didn't know the amount to use. I think you read my mind! I love that color yarn for the hat. That should be very cool looking.

Posted by: Eilene at July 29, 2004 10:22 AM

ooh your noro looks so pretty. if only i could afford it. :( and how come everyone can make those darn washcloths but me. i tried but the ends were attacking me and it just came out ugly. it's still sitting in my yarn box in a big mess. yours looks lovely.

Posted by: Thuy at July 29, 2004 01:24 PM

Posie is a very pretty color. I love hats with cables. Actually I like cables on most anything... haha
I have a flower facecloth languishing on the needles around here somewhere... they are fun to make and so cute.

Posted by: Karen at July 29, 2004 08:00 PM

Love the colorway you chose.
I usually don't like mohair but Klaralund is so beautiful. I may buy a little of the Silk Garden to make something small to see if I like the yarn or if I need to use something else. I looked at the other items on shown at The Knitting Garden from Cornelia's Tuttle Hamilton Two and it made me a Noro fan.

Posted by: Kimberly at July 29, 2004 08:52 PM

This is going to be fun. I have two bags of Kuryeon in autumn colors. Do you think that this would work for Klaralund?

Posted by: Joanne at July 29, 2004 11:01 PM

Mmm... silk... Posie is a great color, and I am just lovin' your Noro! We're on the same wavelength with projects--somehow I need at least 2 so that I can switch back and forth when I get bored. Either that, or we both have ADD! Hah!

Posted by: MJ at July 30, 2004 11:28 AM

Yay! I can post again!!!

Posted by: MJ at July 30, 2004 11:29 AM

I tried to wind up a hank of chenille once, and it turned into such a mess. I'm so glad you were able to rescue yours! Your Silk Garden is divine - can't wait to watch the Klaralund progress!

Posted by: Sarah C. at July 30, 2004 04:11 PM

Ooo, color 84! That's what I bought last night in anticipation of the Klaralund-along! I swear I picked it out before I saw your post!

Looking forward to -alonging with y'all...

Posted by: Michelle at August 1, 2004 09:34 AM

I love the flower washcloth! Just saw it only, but the magazine was already not on sale in Singapore. Just wondering how else can i find the pattern... :(

Posted by: Jovneo at August 26, 2004 03:44 AM
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