Thursday, 27 May 2010

I Like 'Em Round and Big

The title of this post is taken from the lyrics of a rather raunchy song by Sir Mixalot in which he discusses the finer merits of big backsides - with which someone close to me agrees, saying, ''she's like a lobster - all the meat in the tail''.

But I am talking quite innocently about knitting needles. Today I completed another scarf in Kidsilk Haze, a ZigZag Lace pattern, using 5mm needles; it wasn't a complex stitch pattern, but even so, it was quite quick to knit up.

I also completed a scarf in a Diamond Lace stitch pattern, in a fabulous color that I think is raspberry but is called Flora, using Wendy Allegra on 8mm needles: this one took me only two days (off and on) to knit.

According to the ballband, the yarn itself is a mix of 32% alpaca, 37% polyester and 31% acrylic; it feels wonderfully soft and squooshy, and had some slub type stuff going on along with the gentle variegation effect. It blocked pretty well considering the non-natural content.


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