August 12, 2004

Happiness is...

More silk!

Yes, thanks to a wonderfully generous early birthday gift from my mom and dad, I am now the proud owner of this:

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Mango Moon Recycled Sari Silk, the purchase of which benefits women in Nepal (I’m not sure exactly how, but it’s enough to know someone other than me is benefitting from my acquisitiveness!). Isn’t it gorgeous? And the most exciting thing about it is what you can’t see — it’s so incredibly soft. Want to see a close-up? And another? Of course you do, because it’s so beautiful.

I could never have spent so much on two skeins of yarn if it weren’t for my lovely parents, who noticed my subtle hints about this yarn I’d seen at Lettuce Knits that was so amazing… sigh… Thanks again, mom and dad!

What am I planning to make with this silk? Why, a poncho, of course! I’m thinking a rectangular one, for variety’s sake — with lacy open stitches, to show off the lovely colours. Any pattern suggestions would be welcome, though I may just do something very simple.

And now I’m off to fondle the yarn again… must finish other projects, so I can start on this one!

Posted by Aven at August 12, 2004 12:09 PM
Comments

Mmmmmm, pretttty collllors (drool … )

Wow, that is REALLY gorgeous!!

Posted by: chris at August 12, 2004 01:53 PM

Oh! I’ve always wanted some of this yarn. So pretty. Will you be combining it with a strand of mohair?
http://www.mangomoonknits.com/
I’ve see knit hats sold at the P’lovers environmental store here in Halifax.
http://www.plovers.net/

Posted by: Paula at August 13, 2004 07:10 AM

Hi,
I was looking for a lacy poncho pattern for my co-worker and came across this. I hope it helps!

http://www.ptyarn.com/shawlponcho.html

Eileen

ps. you don’t know me, but i love your blog!! happy knitting!

Posted by: eileen at August 13, 2004 10:01 AM

I don’t know about a lacy poncho, but Yarn Harlot has one with yarn overs and I’ve got a simple rectangular one.

Posted by: Jennifer at August 13, 2004 11:07 AM

I don’t have any useful poncho patterns suggestions to contribute, but I do have lots of enthusiasm!! It’s absolutely gorgeous yarn, and I can’t wait to see what you make of it.

Posted by: Lizzi at August 14, 2004 04:37 PM

Hi — it’s gorgeous, worth every soupcon.
xMom

Posted by: Susan at August 14, 2004 08:33 PM