Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Switchy swatchy

Feeling a bit under the weather this week and it's reflected in the knitting - a couple of plain blanket squares for Flo's project (see natty button to the right) have been just the right level. Having finished them up last night I moved on to swatching.

I'm trying to match some of the stash up to the Norah Gaughan projects my fingers are itching for. I am now a little more conscious of how much yarn I have amassed as I'm listing it all out in Ravelry! No obvious pairings seem to jump out though.

My best hope was some of the Rowan Plaid I have for the Frost Jacket but it is too chunky to get anything like the right gauge:I'm wondering about a slightly shorter version of Flicca for the Plaid instead.

My number one pattern from Knitting Nature is the Snapping Turtle skirt:
There is no potential sub in my stash for Berroco Suede and it is mighty expensive to get it shipped from the US so that one is definitely on hold.

My favourite cardigan is the Ramshorn Jacket but I can't spot a goer for this either:Never mind, I shall treat it as a picture book at the moment and find it endlessly soothing to gaze at the wonderfully styled, imaginative knits and little bits of nature.

9 comments:

Ibunnysavetroy said...

I have got to buy that book! Flicca is a gorgeous pattern - I'm not a sweater knitter, but I love seeing other's FOs!

Glenna C said...

I really want to do some Norah Gaughn...those photos just make me want to even more! I don't have that book yet, hmmm....

Seahorse said...

I must confess that I've had that book for some time but have yet to do anything other than drool over the pages! Good luck with finding subs - do report back if/when you spot any!

Piglottie said...

Hope that you feel better soon. I love those patterns - particularly the Ramshorn jacket. Have you thought about trading for some of the specified yarn? I've managed to trade quite a bit of stuff on Ravelry. Just search for the yarn you are interested in, and the ones that are up for trade will come up as the first pictures - or just send a couple of pm's out :)

dreamcatcher said...

Such a lovely book, I will have to add that to my bookshelf one day :-) Hope you feel better soon too!

From PL's comment it sounds as if Ravelry could be the world's biggest yarn-enabling facility :-D

Marianne said...

Mmmmmm, I love that skirt also, with a passion! What are they charging you for shipping? Do you know my email addy?

opakawumpa@yahoo.com

let me know, if they're wanting you left arm... perhaps I could get it to you for less...

clarabelle said...

Lovely patterns there, Sarah... I'm trying to exert some self-control at the mo as I have sooooo many things I want to knit!

Hope you feel better soon.

Reckless Glue said...

wow, so much stuff to love there --thanks for posting all those images! I want that spiral scarf AND that ram's horn jacket! LOVE.
I may need to get myself a copy just so I can do that scarf. Cuz god knows I need to knit another scarf.

Artis-Anne said...

Some fantastic patterns in that book aern't there ; just so hard to make your mind up but I too love the Ramshorn jacket

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