And when I am not collecting yarn - I knit.
Koolhaas so far...
I started Jared Flood of brooklyntweed's fabulous, architechtural hat from the new Holiday Knits published by Interweave. It is called Koolhaas, and was inspired by a library in Seattle - gorgeous photos and the story behind the design can be found on his blog here. Link over - I'll wait...isn't it breathtaking? I so impressed with the duplicity of this pattern - so complicated but yet so simple. I have been employing the cabling without a cable needle method - this has been a time saver.
I think I am in love with cables. I think they flow so naturally. I am using Tahki Yarns Savoy - it is 52% silk, I like the sheen. Jared used something decadent with yak fiber - and Sundara (I think in green tea) - so my next yarn collection stop will include some Sundara, this hat would make a nice holiday knit - hence the name of the magazine, eh? Darn - I missed every skein I wanted at Sundara - I sent an e-mail 8 minutes after it was up - I was robbed. :)
I also need to get back to casting on that cursed Jaywalker again for my Harvest Sock Swap pal - it's on my to do list. My partner got in touch with me - squee - so everything is in motion. I hope to send the Embossed Leaves sock out to my other single sock swap pal this week - I hope the pattern is complicated enough to qualify for something fun but tricky. Personally, I love this sock.
On other yarn collecting news, my Fratello Kit came yesterday - de-light-ful! The yarn seriously looks like coffee with a little bit of cream swirled in. The pattern is such a professional quality and the laminated chart - ingenious! Marjan also included a few chocolate covered coffee beans - I'm not a coffee lover (fountain soda all the way!) - but what a nice little bribe for someone who is. I think Yarnissima has another winner, and with Wollmeise - where can I go wrong?? Which reminds me, I need to cast on a second Firestarter as well. If you have missed out, be sure to join the KAL here - send me an e-mail and I'll gladly hook you up.
yummy latte fratello