Thursday, February 21, 2008

Uruguayan Merino is my favorite

Despite the rigors of the cold/sickness that just won't die and teaching my friends to snowboard from skis, I have been knitting a bit. I got some Purewool for Christmas and instead of doing a project from my ravelry queue (which is beginning to take on proportions not unlike my stash) I saw the cutest pattern in my pattern a day calendar: A Touch of Whimsy Hat

I'm using a colorway called posion which, contrary to the picture you see on the website, is not dark purple and deep magenta, it's actually dark magenta and fuschia. That was a bit disappointing, but it still very soft Uruguayan merino for a fraction of the cost of Malabrigo, so I guess I'll live with the color descrepancies. Especially since it's so soft, I keep forgetting it's wool.

The pattern is kind of lost on this colorway because of the great variations in color, but I still like it. In a few inches I'll have to learn kitchener stitch to graft this together, and it will start to resemble a hat. And then I will find patterns so that I can knit with only with Purewool until I'm out :)

1 comment:

Whirled said...

That colorway is beautiful, but I understand the dissapointment of online color shopping! Don't worry about the Kirchner stitch, it's really not that bad. I can't wait to see the finished product.