June 2 is ROcky RoaD DAY!!!
Hard Decision: I have decided to marinate
the Tencel/Wool shawl until late summer. It
is so warm to hold while knitting, I'm starting
to dread picking it up! The perfect garment for
late summer/early fall, huh?
I really need a stole I can wear NOW (insert more
than just a little magic here). So I started looking
for a cotton/linen blend yarn that might make
a light weight wrap. This is the most interesting
fiber I came up with: Block
Island Blend. It is a Halycon exclusive and
they say, "The appeal of this stylish 3-ply yarn
is created by its unique fiber combination. One
ply of a gentle slub cotton creates a homespun
look, a ply of rayon adds sheen, while a ply of
a linen/hemp blend provides extra body and strength."
One cone is 1400yds of sportweight. I would want
it to be BLACK. This time I think I'll alternate
St st panels of 10 sts with eyelet panels of 10
sts at a gauge of 5 sts per inch on #7 needles.
~19" wide x ~72" long? Probably knit until the
yarn runs out...
One of us recently wrote about a knitting shrine
from the book "Knitting Goddess" - how you are
a more powerful knitter when it is in site of
your work. This is a "shrine" I have in sight
- not especially knitting but mine started as
a power of women diorama. Bridget Bardot from
"And God Created Woman" - Barbie (a Hallmark(!)
ornament my mom gave me a couple of Christmas'
ago) - a Wonder Woman playing piece from a limited
edition SuperHeroes Monopoly Game (you can barely
see it)- and a basket of miniature vegetables
to Mother Nature!
My shrine is not helping me with this linen dilemma.
Oh mighty knitting goddesses - has anybody out
there made a linen shawl? Does this gauge sound
right? Does the yarn sound like it would make
a anti-air-conditioning "shield"? Or - anybody
use Louet Euroflax Linen?