Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Not My Secret

Gimme!When I last talked about my secret knitting, several of you had the impression that it was my secret. It isn't. That is, I'm not designing anything. I am simply providing the hands and the needles for a designer. I will not be revealing the secret. The secret is hers and it will be revealed in due time. And when it is, I will let you know.

I reached the end of the secret knitting and I am shipping it off along with all the extra yarn *sob* today. The pretty, pretty silk was used for some I-cords and a bit of trim on the main part. (Fear not, designer! I pulled the I-cords away before Scout got to them.) The I-cords will be attached to the final piece, but the designer wants to attach them herself. I don't feel like I can show you any more of it. Believe me, this is a cute little piece.

Anyway, as sad as I am to see the pretty yarn go, I'm also happy to be back to my own knitting. Right before I got the call to knit the secret project, I ordered some yarn for Rogue! Look! It's not pink! Or red! And do you see that thing sticking out of the end of the skein? Believe it or not folks, that is the center end of the center-pull skein. No fishing around in the skeins for the ends. Now, why can't other companies be so kind? Would it really be that hard?

What is this? Stuff on my cat?

Oh yeah, it's Cestari 2-ply wool. It is supposedly naturally superwash. I intend to test that. Swatching will commence soon today. Hopefully, Rogue won't require the size 8s that are currently in the baby blanket.

7 comments:

Stariel said...

I used that exact same yarn for a hat. Same color and everything. :)

I've machine-washed it, it worked just fine.

amylovie said...

That color will look good on you Laura.

Cordelia said...

Mmmm...
Purple Rogue...
And center-pull skeins rule. :-)
(P.S. Scout is adorable)

Rachel said...

What on earth is "naturally" superwash wool? I am suspicious. But I'm sure it'll make a great Rogue! I have that on my distant future list. For sometime after I learn how to clone myself.

Jennifer said...

Ah Rogue. She's a beauty and will look wonderful in that yarn.

Meredith said...

Aww, I like the image tag (or whatever it's called) for Scout! The yarn looks nice too. :)

Agnes said...

It's the first time I read about this yarn ... interesting. Hope to know how you like it.