After my misfortunate Too-Much-Pleads-Freaking-Looks like a Pregnancy-Top adventure, I kind of felt bummed out… what better way to cheer myself up with some new yarn: Manos Silk Blend…
More of that later, first some other Inspirational Goodies!
Don’t you just LOVE to get some crafts supplies?Ooooh, I always feel like a little kid whenever I get some of those goodies!
Today, I went with some friends to a quiltshop in Multnomah Village to get the most beautiful buttons and some fabric. Do I have a project in mind for it? Of course not, but I am sure I will in the near future! We all know that feeling don’t we?
These large buttons make my heart beat faster… I grabbed the last two available at the shop:
And this beautiful Japanese fabric with Dogwood print…sigh… LOVE it!
After the quiltshop, we went to an Antique Market and I found these gorgeous vintage sewing patterns.
Can I sew? No, but they are a wonderful inspiration for knitwear design. I just love love love the schematics given and would very much like to see that with all knitted patterns.
The femininity in these patterns just rock my world:
I am telling you, I am so inspired!
Manos Silk Blend
First of all, thank you all so much for giving me advice on my top! I really appreciate that and it encourages me to go on and not to give up…
I did have to step away from the project this week though. You see, if I don’t finish something in more than 3 weeks, this knitter gets anxious. And besides that, I needed to cheer myself up and what better way to do that with some new yarn: Manos silk blend.
I was thrilled when Manos silk blend arrived at Sally’s shop Close Knit and immediately purchased three colorways to play with: bleu dark grey, light grey with soft pink and finally variegated purple.
I wanted a a mindless project so I chose to play around with the feather and fan stitch.
The feather and fan stitch is one of may favorite lace stitches and you can make so many variations. Usually, it is given in a 18 repeat stitch pattern but I fooled around a bit and used 24 repeat pattern:
In the end I finished two scarves. I blended the bleu dark grey Manos with a dark grey Kidsilk Night, and the light grey with pink Manos got blended with a light grey Kidsilk Night. The Kidsilk Night has ever so subtle sparkles!
It’s cute, I am happy with it. As soon as I am completely satisfied, I will write up the pattern and issue it for free!
Well, it is time to pick up my top again. I will work on it in the next few days and see what will happen.
Thank you so much for your readership! I really appreciate it..
Untill the next entry!