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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Lush Cowl

The box from Prism has been opened and the yarns are beautiful.
Prism Neat Stuff in the new Layers colours.
Neat Stuff is composed of 30-40 different hand dyed, gauge coordinated yarns. They are tied together end to end by hand, so that as you knit the texture and colors are always changing. Neat Stuff has no eyelash, metallic, or other yarns that some might consider “over the top”, and is suitable for men's wear as well as tailored women's wear. Like all Stuffs, a larger needle can be used for a more open fabric in ponchos, wraps and scarves. We have successfully worked on as large as a #11 needle. Neat Stuff is interchangeable with Cool and Wild Stuff.
Layers colors are made through a multi-step process that produces subtly varied colors that do not pool or stripe. Composed of multiple parents, the colors reveal both parents and multiple blends. 
An incredibly soft, luxurious fur substitute, Plume is made even more wonderful through our special finishing process. We love it best used as an accent on a flatter yarn, where it has the appearance of real fur. Cuffs, collars, cowls, scarves: Plume will be your new best friend! Plume can be substituted for Fern, which has been discontinued. 
Some colours are on back order and I will find out tomorrow when they will be available. The Hibiscus Plume is also coming in Neat Stuff and the purple Neat Stuff (which doesn't show in the picture but is in the basket) is coming in Plume.

From Laura
A generous cowl with subtle shaping offers several styling options. Wear it down on your shoulders, or on one shoulder as above. Drape loosely around your neck for dramatic effect. Double up and stack all that luscious texture for a column of colour. Main body is a full skein of Wild, Cool or Neat Stuff. Two skeins of Plume create a deep, rich fur edge. I want one in every colour, how about you?
Laura was wearing this at TNNA and it is fabulous. We have some earthy colours of Plume and Stuff in stock right now as well if you want your cowl to be a little less flashy.

I can't wait for the purple Plume to arrive because I need the cowl in purple to go with a pair of purple boots that I own.

A box arrived from Blue Sky Alpacas as well. We are well stocked on Metalico again.
50% baby alpaca / 50% mulberry silk
Luxury as nature intended, Metalico utilizes naturally occurring shades of baby alpaca blended with mulberry silk, and creates an undyed shimmering palette from gleaming whites to silvery grays and flecked golds. Colorways provided by nature, shiny braids provided by Blue Sky Alpacas!
  • Weight: 50 grams
  • Approx: 147 yards / 135 meters
  • Needle Size: 3-5 US / 3.25-3.75 mm
  • Gauge: 5-6 sts/inch or 2.5 cm
Jane is about to embark on a huge project. This is what I want to call "Jane Knitting". The more colours the better for Jane. Many of the squares are patterns that she has used in sweaters. The Jubilee throw by Kaffe Fassett. The pattern is from Rowan's website.

I think I have accomplished more knitting since being home than I did while I was away. Clue #1 is finished and three rows of Clue #2 are done. It's squashed on a circular needle right now. When I get some more rows done it will photograph better.

We missed Big Brother on Sunday night so it will be interesting to see who was nominated for eviction when we watch tonight.  More knitting time. :)


Wannietta said...

I think that I love the greens, but I really want a new scarf/cowl for my leather jacket for the fall. I'm loving the purples that have been cropping up!! Is that a gorgeous deep blue-red in the basket?


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