Saturday, August 1, 2009

New yarn

In July, I went to Mouliné. This yarn store is located in south-west Montreal. It's a very good yarn store. It has a wide variety of yarns and very good specials. The lady is always very nice and gives excellent recommendations. I already knew what I wanted, but I was really excited about going there again (my second visit) and see what colors were available.

My next projects will be Fetching and Neoknits' Bliss Shawlette.

Fetching is a very popular pattern and I've always wanted to knit it. The recommended yarn is Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, but the lady at Mouliné told me that Extra Merino would be an excellent choice in substitution to it. I bought two skeins. I think I will really enjoy working with it. Although this is not a color that I am used to wearing, I find it rich and it will look great this fall!

Then, you will have to forgive me for my lack of originality for the Bliss Shawlette choice of yarn, but among the colors that were available, I was really drawn to HandMaiden Double Sea Silk in Topaz. The designer used the same yarn and color. I have to say, for my defense, that the color really inspired the name I suggested. I really like that it looks like if the sun was shining on it all the time! I bought two skeins as well.

Then, being in a very happy mood, I went knitting in a park. I had one and a half hour to kill before going out for dinner with my friends! Of course, when you knit, one and a half hour is a very short time!

Have a great weekend!


Chantal Boucher said...

J'ai déjà fait un de ces gants sans doigts, ben oui, un... puis j'ai passé à autre chose, pas fort! Tu me donnes le goût de m'y remettre! Puis pour le petit châle, comment pourrait-on dire en français: châlette? La couleur est magnifique! Moi aussi j'aime beaucoup Mouliné. Bon tricot!

birana said...

La couleur de tes fetching sera suberbe! Quand au double sea.. Magnifique couleur j'ai bien hate de voir ta version ;)

claire said...

Both yarns are beautiful but the seamaiden is jaw dropping! I think I'm drooling! Can't wait to see it knitted up!

knittinredwitch said...

Je suis sure que cette superbe teinte de turquoise fera ressortir encore davantage tes yeux bleus. Bon choix! Et que dire du lustre de Double Sea Silk... Ahhhhhh!