Sunday, July 06, 2008

If I wear this in the woods..can you see me?

The rest of my DC souvenir yarn (purchased at the fabulous Woolwinders Yarn Salon in Rockville!) lay mocking me from my overflowing bedroom desk. It kept saying.."Lisa..Honey...what were you thinking...only 4 skeins...in what was called "Jungle" but in effect looks like Camo".....well, crap. I don't remember what I was thinking, thank you very much. It may have been the merlot. So I decided to stay up late and look through the (disorganized) stash of magazines I've collected (piled up in dangerous stacks around the house) over the years. For some reason, The Streakers Shrug called out to me and in a "woman of action" moment, I cast on. The Manos is not very soft (I'm hopin' it softens with eucalon and blocking) but I enjoy the changing colors and textures of this no-brainer fun knit.



See, I told you...camo!


I'm going to do the lace sleeves in some stashed Louisa Harding Kashmir Aran in a deep olive...I think this will look great over a black tee or turtleneck this fall/winter.

(Hey, it's in the 50's and rainy here.. I can knit with wool...in front of my woodstove even...with a cuppa great tea....because that's what Sundays are for in Alaska!)

Knit On!

5 comments:

Milly said...

it is a very delicate camo.

Tara said...

I absolutely LOVE that shrug pattern! I've had it on my brain (and in my queue) since it came out, really just waiting for the right yarn to come along. I can't wait to see yours!

Minnie~Knits said...

I love the phrase "delicate camo"!
That's one you don't hear everyday!

smariek said...

I wonder if they have another camo colorway called "Desert".

I'd welcome some cooler weather here. It's too warm here to have wool on my lap.

Joan said...

I usually hate camo but yours is really pretty. I made that shrug several years ago, it's in my Ravelry notebook. Great pattern but I used sisik yarn which is itchy as all heck so my sis never wore it. Bummer.