Sunday, September 17, 2006

Very bouncy!

Why? Not because of how far I've gotten on my Fir Cone, though I am pleased. But because I've tied on the second (smaller) ball of yarn having just finished my 15th pattern repeat. There are 68 grams of yarn left. I'm using only about 9 grams per repeat, so this means I have enough — more than enough — to finish. Probably didn't even need to cut down on the borders — but that's okay. I can always make it a repeat longer if I want.

On the right: yarn barf. Not a pretty sight.

— but it's very soft yarn barf. 100% alpaca is yummy. Now I just have to figure out which of these size 6/0 beads (from Fire Mountain Gems, a great source) looks best on this yarn, so I can make Seaside, from the new MagKnits, for a friend of mine in a cold climate.

I'm going to finish Fir Cone before I start, though. Honest.

4 comments:

Earin Marybird said...

The fir cone is de.lic.ious. : - ) Oh go ahead, cast on a new project (I won't tell). I know all about yarn barf...

I tried the "Seaside" link without results though. Might be me. I tried twice.

skhpottery said...

Wow, I had a yarn barf this week too, that's exactly how to describe it. It was a good 5 hour one. Very meditative. I finally got it straightened out and built a yarn swift for the next time.

skhpottery said...

Oh yeah, and thank you so much for the mention of the Tea Swap. I went right over and signed up. My first swap!

April said...

i vote for fuschia beads with the grey. but the contrast might be a bit much. don't listen to me, i'm rambling.