Monday, August 11, 2008

Get The Vote Out

This is Louisa Harding Grace.  The color will be # 5- a rich, mossy green.

It is always a surprise to me to see what people will choose when it comes to voting.  To ask someone who and what they'll vote for is a rather indelicate question.  But in the case of the autumn sweater project I'm planning, it's clear it's the textured tunic from Stefanie Japel that's winning the race.  Voting isn't closed yet so if you have a different favorite, you need to vote on my sidebar.  I'll be knitting the favorite.

The eldest child has indicated that she wants to own sweater number three.  In all fairness, it'll look best on her.  I don't think she has a spare ounce of fat on her so it'll look better on her body than on mine.    In order for me to knit this for her, she must present herself at my home for measurements. That, at the least, guarantees a long visit with my first born babe.   The yarn?  Well, she wants green, probably a yellowish green, if I know her.  So much for the color.  But the yarn itself has been staring at me for a few days now.  If I don't knit this in Louisa Harding's Grace, well then, I'm just losing out.  And so is Sebba.  It is half wool, half silk and has a beautiful sheen to it.  It's incredibly soft.  This yarn beckoned me to acknowledge its existence the day I went to fetch roving for Rachel's thrummed mittens.  I haven't seen it in green, but I know it exists.  A mossy green. Even though it won't be me who is wearing it around town, I'll still be able to see it worn on occasion.

8 comments:

Miss 376 said...

That sounds as if it will be a delight to knit.

Brenda said...

Did not know that yarn consists of half wool and half silk. Wow..I have to go check it out. I guess you could use this for making socks also? All of the sweaters were very pretty!

Rudee said...

Brenda, I'm waiting on the new Grace yarn that is hand painted and called Kiwi. It looks more variegated.

Anonymous said...

My vote would be for a wool/polyester blend...keeps the cold out while providing long term cling-a-bility. You would think that a Knitting Nurse would know this blend is the most proper for knittin' sweaters!

Eileen said...

It is so beautiful. I never heard of a yarn mixed with silk. I bet when it is done, she will never take it off.

Sigh, I wish I could knit!

Rudee said...

It's incredibly soft yarn Eileen. Very sumptuous. I'm looking forward to casting on but I'm holding out for the hand dyed version. In Kiwi.

Rudee said...

Anonymous: You sound familiar to me. Like maybe you're the one I said I do to 21 years ago.... If not, you have a twin in southeast Michigan.

Anonymous said...

I'm having a hard time deciding. YOU choose what's best for my skin tone, and when I arrive home you can measure me.... I think I can guess my bust, it really hasn't changed since puberty.
xoxox
Sebba