Sunday, June 07, 2009
A friend with an eye for Yarn
A dear old friend Carol, recently introduced me to her friend Karen. Turns out Karen is a great knitter. She has yarn memory that never forgets. Any of us can be knitting with any yarn and she knows what it is immediately. Well, Karen is knitting a shawl, among other things. She showed me her gorgeous simple shawl: She is making the Easy Triangle Shawl from a Lion Brand Pattern. Her shawl starts in the middle. The yarn is Tibet that she found on clearance, and she's using addi turbos in 9.
The yarn is incredibly soft. Do you see the tiny flecks of gold in it? This little bit of gold sets this shawl apart. I cannot wait to show it to you when it is an FO. Looking at her ball of yarn I would never ever have guessed it would knit up so elegantly.
The yarn is most likely not available anymore, but when I want to knit with something like it, I know I can ask Karen for a good subsitute.
Do you know a yarn that looks unimpressive and knits up like a dream?