Friday, May 20, 2011


So I get upstairs last night and Idol isn't there.  So much for that.  I was happy with who was leaving.  It was a good thing I went upstairs because I totally forgot about Grey's Anatomy.  There were a few tears shed while watching Grey's which caused very puffy eyes this morning. When the mother showed up at the hospital to see her daughter and then when Meredith was in the house alone.  I don't want to say too much about the episode in case some of you are saving for the weekend.

John, my sales rep from Estelle Designs, just left. John has been my rep since the day I opened so it is part sales call and part catch up when he is here.

Estelle is launching a new yarn in September called Elegance.

It is unlike anything on the market and I have a few pictures to share.

Two balls will make a scarf and all colours will be here in the fall.

The yarn is a chenille with tufts of hair.  I just called Estelle to confirm that all parts of the yarn are synthetic.

Lots of interesting shades including a beautiful purple!!

I just cast off my Frill Seeker Precious Metal Light scarf. When I bought the yarn at the Open House last week John told me that it would take two balls for a scarf.  The scarf pictured is 8 stitches and only one ball was used.

The scarf is wrapped around the neck once and tied with an overhand knot.

I think that you could easily cast on 10-12 stitches and get a nice length scarf if you don't like them really, really long.

And as promised I started working on a Triana Lux scarf last night.  The yarn is very soft when knit.

I'm itching to get back to Rock Island.  My problem is that my knitting is done late at night while watching TV (tonight it will be baseball and hockey) so I am afraid of making a mistake.  A mistake in stocking stitch isn't so bad but ripping out lace isn't on my bucket list.

Have a great long weekend. Hopefully the weather man person will be wrong and we will see the sun until Monday night.


Colleen said...

Do you know how much the Elegance will be sold for? It is lovely!


Julie said...

I believe the Elegance will be $9.99 a ball