My Big Ticket Purchase at Tahoe

So I purchased a hank of Koigu in this typically blue/ purple/ gray range at the Wool Tree in S. Lake Tahoe, and I am presently just contemplating it. What does it deserve to be knitted into? What am I capable of knitting it into?? I would like to be able to make a pair of slipper socks with it, but I am going to have to get more sure of myself with the 2 circulars method (I hate DPNs) before I can attempt that sort of project.

It would felt, and nicely too, I bet.

What do YOU think I should do with it?

On another topic, when I took the business card of the people at the Wool Tree, I turned over the card later and discovered the coolest thing. They have a stamper apparently that they use on their cards that says, "Knitting Needles I Own" and then five lists horizontally, so you can circle those you have. The categories are DP's, SP's, 16", 24" and 36" and the numbers run according to what is available for those types, 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, 10.5, etc. So clever, and easier than a spread sheet by far!!

Tomorrow it's off on another adventure, during which I will be traveling long hours in the car. Darn. I guess I'll have to take the knitting bag with me. :^) And at the end of this voyage is my mother, who I am hoping will be able to teach me how to crochet on the edges of something knitted, so I can make Leonie's cape a little more frilly. And I need to be able to crochet a little rosette (perfect since her mother's maiden name is "Rose").

4 comments:

Goldendomer said...

I can't wait to see what wonderful item you are going to make out of this!

All of your projects are always so beautiful and inspiring. I just love checking in to see what you have been up to lately.

k said...

Is that Koigu, or Noro Transitions?

Its looks very similar to the Transitions I've purchased. I hope you'll post what you decide to do with it!

http://staciesadventures.blogspot.com said...

Finally really checked it out, and it's Noro Iro (75% wool, 25% silk) in color 41.

k said...

Ooooh. I just picked up a lonely skein of Iro this last weekend. I'll check back to see what you make out of yours.