I must stop myself…

Sea Silk
Isn’t this skein of yarn so luvrly? I’ve been working on turning it into one of my quick-and-dirty free patterns, something I’m calling the strangling vine scarf. It’s so lovely to knit and the yarn, the yarn feels so incredible through my fingers. It’s some of the softest stuff I’ve ever knit (really, the highest percentage of silk I’ve ever knit).

I bought this yarn at KnittyCity (probably my favorite shop in the city -so far).  It was my summer splurge.  It’s the seasilk that everyone has been talking about.  I let myself buy it with the stipulation that I’d finish whatever I’d make out of it soon (so that it doesn’t ferment in my stash forever).


I’m not making anything too special, just a simple airy summer scarf.  I’m calling it my Strangling Vine Scarf.  I’ll post a quick-and-dirty free pattern write up when I’m finished with it.  For now, it’s been put on the back burner (I’ll finish it for sure, I promised myself) while I finish knitting this pair of socks that I’m designing!


10 Responses to “I must stop myself…”

  1. 1 Ruth June 20, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    Looking great, Nicole! I like the pattern you chose for the Sea Silk, and that’s a very pretty color.

  2. 2 kristin June 20, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    I think it’s something in the water – I just bought a skein of sea silk yesterday. It was like a magnet! How could I resist?

    That’s going to be a lovely scarf.

  3. 3 libraryliz June 20, 2007 at 2:50 pm

    It’s really beautiful! I’ve resisted the Sea Silk so far but I don’t know how much longer I can hold out…perhaps I’ll buy it once you get that pattern written up.

  4. 4 Amanda June 20, 2007 at 4:27 pm

    I love the color of that yarn and the pattern is just lovely. You’re such a busy bee with all your projects. I can’t wait to see the socks you’re designing!

  5. 5 Nora June 21, 2007 at 5:09 am

    Beautiful work, Nicole. The colour is incredible.

  6. 6 lv2knit June 21, 2007 at 8:04 am

    That is one of my favorite lace patterns! It is deceptively simple and very vintage looking — great scarf!!

  7. 7 Jodi June 21, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    It looks gorgeous! I spent yesterday afternoon trying to find Sea Silk in Chicago, to no avail.

  8. 8 Kathy June 22, 2007 at 10:32 am

    I fell in love with your scarf when I saw it on Ravelry. Can’t wait to get the pattern!

  9. 9 mapetty June 25, 2007 at 11:01 am

    Your blog is simply addictive! That’s all there is to it… I love that yarn… I can just see myself wearing a beautiful sweater made out of it. 🙂 Awesome!

  10. 10 Tevana July 11, 2007 at 7:49 pm

    That is beautiful! I’ve got a hank of Sea Wool that I can’t get to look right…no matter what I do to it…have you worked up that quick and dirty pattern? Your work gives me hope for this yarn!

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