Sunday, June 20, 2010

FO: Damson

I'm back! Sorry about the hiatus, I've been in a French immersion program for five weeks. There wasn't as much time for knitting as I would have liked but I did manage to finish Damson pretty quickly and wear it out a few times, even to a fancy dress river cruise.

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The yarn is Estelle Cadenza, lovely and drapey with the silk in it. I used about 1.2 skeins, so I have a bit left over for something else... maybe another Lace Ribbon scarf?

And, hoping that if I had a simple project to work on I'd be able to watch French movies and still keep my hands moving, I picked up a pretty skein of alpaca at a local yarn shop (yeah, souvenir yarn!) and cast on for another Damson. I messed up the stitch count but decided it just doesn't matter enough to go back. Funny, because the first one turned out perfectly with zero effort on my part.

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The colors are much more fall-like. I'm ok with that. It's another Estelle yarn, I only realized when I went to start the project in Ravelry. This time it's Arequipa, a wool-alpaca-nylon blend that is fuzzier than the Cadenza.

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