Friday, September 15, 2006

Sarcelle is speeding along nicely, I just wish I could get a better picture of it so everyone could do the appropriate drooling. This is the most relaxing lace pattern I have ever knit. While there is patterning on both sides, every row is basically the same, minus one stitch on each side of the yarnover bundle. You can't really tell from the photo, but each yarnover "bundle" looks like a little butterfly (again with the butterflies!), and I can't wait to see what they look like blocked. I've finished the increase section, and am 14 repeats into the straight rows. I have to look at the pattern again, but I think the straight section is 36 repeats - so that would make me at almost the halfway point. Sometimes when I knit, it's a race to the finish to see what the thing is going to look like. This knit, however, is like a long stroll on the beach, and when the sun begins to set on the horizon, it's sad to think of packing up my beach chair, and putting it to bed.
Did I mention that I bought Anne on the Cape? Not to be distracted from Sarcelle, but I have had this particular skein of Anne on the brain. Apparently, this is a discontinued color called Katherine Hepburn -- which leads to two big questions marks - why would you discontinue this color? and why would you discontinue Katherine Hepburn??? Is it like retiring a legend's number, like Joe DiMaggio, or Ritchie Ashburn? I get it when I go to the ballpark, and a jersey is retired, but why would you retire this beautiful green color? And who would put Katherine Hepburn out to pasture? Anyway, since this skein is an endangered species, it needs to be something very special. Any ideas anyone? I'm thinking Swallowtail, from Interweave, but I might save it a bit longer, until I get the appropriately inspired - I want to make a Philadelphia Story, not a Sylvia Scarlett.

12 comments:

AmyDe said...

WOW that's pretty! The shawl is really gorgeous and the Anne from the cape is to be treasured indeed!

Marlisa said...

Beautiful yarn!

I agree with you that whatever you make out of that yarn needs to be worthy of Kate- classy, but no-nonsense, with just a hint of mischief.

Dorothy said...

That is a gorgeous colourway.

It needs to be visible, classic and sweetly sexy.

I like the shawl you are working on too. Cute little butterflies.

Kat said...

How about if you create "Philadelphia Story" and knit it with that gorgeous Katherine Hepburn yarn? Feeling creative? I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT!!

Shorty said...

Beautiful shawl. I love the close up of the lace. Where can I get that pattern.

Shorty

Liz K. said...

Kat said exactly what I was going to say -- you are the perfect person to design the Philadelphia Story shawl.

It seems we both are having the one-skein-of-Anne conundrum...

iSeL said...

Sarcelle is looking beautiful! I really like the colorway you picked.

I'll be in Philly next Thursday and hope to find some BB yarn at Sophie's!

Patty said...

That is freakin GORG!! I love your blog, love your show. As a fairly new knitting blogger I gotta ask, how the hell do you show up on Google? My friends can't find me just by googling "Brooklyn Knit Chick". What up with Google??

Theresa said...

That's a great marriage of yarn and shawl - lovely.

Wendy said...

That is gorgeous. Love the butterflies.

I must find myself some Anne.

Anonymous said...

Wheres Wendy?!

Eleni said...

Amazingly beautiful project. Love the blog.