Monday, October 09, 2006

What a delicious problem to have...

I had some time to kill between dr's visits, and went over to A Good Yarn in Brookline, where I was nothing short of seduced by Tilli Tomas' Simply Heaven, tone on tone, gorgeously dyed chunky weight pure silk yarn.

There are 120 yards per skein, and I bought 2 skeins of these 2 colors-












































SO. I now cannot figure out what to make with them. This yarn is so gorgeously, deliciously soft and colored. I want to sleep on it. I want to shag on it. I want to hold it and love it forever. But alas, I'm going to make scarves out of it. Maybe scarves and hats, if I have enough yardage. Though I'm not sure how pure silk would work up as a hat, with the elasticity and whatnot...

I've started knitting with it several times, but can't figure out the right pattern for this yarn. There are no words to describe how gorgeous this yarn is. I want to make something befitting how gorgeous this yarn is. I need to do justice to this fiber, and I'm feeling inadequate as a knitter. What do I do?

So, any pattern thoughts? Any ideas?

5 Comments:

Blogger Bertha said...

Oh man, that stuff looks gorgeous! I particularly love the red! I'm not sure about a pattern, but I saw a hat (Shedir from Knitty) in the knitting community on LJ made with Debbie Bliss 100% silk and it didn't seem like there was a big elasticity problem (you can see it here: http://community.livejournal.com/knitting/7590404.html )

The fact that it has cables and such probably gives it more body. I am not sure you could sub your yarn in this pattern since the gauge is so different, but maybe a simple cabled hat with a ribbing around the perimeter would help keep it's shape? I can't wait to see what you do with it!

10:47 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

I know- me, too. I'll take some actual photos of the yarn today for a porn post tomorrow...

Shedir is gorgeous, not sure about changing gauge though...

2:51 PM  
Blogger Lanea said...

So prettttty! I'd go for scarves, maybe in simple lace patterns.

10:13 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

That's what I'm thinking- scarves in lace, but it's chunky weight, so I need something without too many stitches so the width isn't over the top...

8:05 PM  
Blogger mf said...

gorgeous shades! That store can be so dangerous!

9:49 PM  

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