Snow Crocus and Spring Fever

Spring Fever and  Snow Crocus

Spring Fever and Snow Crocus

Crystalline - waiting for the last few inches of edging.

Crystalline – waiting for the last few inches of edging.

I have Spring Fever.  A full-blown case of Startitus and it could mean more starts are in the near future.

Remember Crystalline – it is almost done – but it is languishing – waiting for this case of startitus to run its course.

Patina -stalled!

Patina stalled!

Patina is in the same state.

First up – A new Silk Garden Sock colour had just arrived – it was stunning – not my usual colours – but gloves; No; a pair of gauntlet gloves – would be perfect!  Let’s try out a new cast-on – something ethnic – with texture -LOOPS!!

Entrelac gauntlet with loops!

Entrelac gauntlet with loops!

Let’s go all out – two-colour loops!  Followed by a shaped Entrelac gauntlet – long – and then a tweed hand.  Perfection – except that the purple tweed that I wanted just wouldn’t work!  I have to rip the hand back and replace with black tweed.  They are now languishing.

Pooling requires a hand-dyed or varigated yarn that will stack on itself to form stripes in the fabric when knit with a certain amount of stitches.  Pooling before the yarn is wound and then during the knit.

Pooling requires a hand-dyed or variegated yarn that will stack on itself to form stripes in the fabric when knit with a certain amount of stitches. Pooling before the yarn is wound and then during the knit.

Second up – I was “helping” Fiona admire a lovely hank of Handmaiden Lino at the store.  The colourway is a Fleece Artist colourway called Snow Crocus and I had admired it several times myself recently.  This time the admiration spilled over into “must have”.  It was perfect for “pooling“!  Why had I never noticed this before!

The Snow Crocus Lino came home that evening and was wound in no time.  The cast-on and stitch auditions took a few hours longer, but it is perfection now!

What’s next?  Well; this new yarn just arrived yesterday…….

Happy Knitting

Lynette

Snow Crocus and Spring Fever

Snow Crocus and Spring Fever

 

About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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4 Responses to Snow Crocus and Spring Fever

  1. Barbara fletcher says:

    Snow crocus with your pattern is a must have. Do continue with Startitus.

  2. liltylady says:

    Love your blog, Lynette and your photography is getting better and better.
    W

  3. Pingback: Almost Spring | SERENDIPITY

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