Sunday, March 23, 2008

Once more into the stash...

Continuing one's stashbusting ritual, the Pilgrim came across a few random skeins of his beloved Noro Silk Garden: five of them, in fact, in the same color scheme, crying out for attention.

What to do with them, one didn't have a clue. And so, taking up needles, the Pilgrim started to play.

Here we have the beginnings of a bias-knit, diagonal striping garter stitch scarf. And so far, so good: if I do say so myself, a most auspicious start!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Stashbusting 2

Continuing one's stash attack, the Pilgrim recently completed this fingerless glove (well, two of them actually) using a luscious little skein from the stash.

Mountain Colors Hand-Painted Yarns
"Mountain Goat"
55% Mohair
45% Wool

The hand-painted variegation serves to obscure the cabling pattern on the back of the hand. But how can one describe the touch and texture of this lovely yarn? One can't.

The Pilgrim has never been one to wear such a thing, but you may take him at his word when he tells you that he absolutely LOVES. THESE. GLOVES. Another new-found delight from the ongoing stashbusting scheme!

"Beer Gloves" by Kurt Fausset
from the book "Son of Stitch 'N Bitch"