Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Mrs. mojo risin'

I could give you a list of excuses why I haven't been posting much (cooties, post-cootie catch-up at work, nice weather etc...) but I'd rather just show you some beautiful things instead.

Truth is I've been in a knitting slump lately, but this weekend, I found the magic elixir to get the old mojo risin' again:

in "Pearl" (a luminescent grey with shimmers of pale lilac). Believe the hype. It IS that soft and worth every stinking penny. I've got enough to make a generous-sized scarf that I will never, ever take off. Ever.

DH, my cousin and I took a little road trip to Buffalo NY to see the Francis Bacon exhibit.

If you're in driving distance, you should go see it, it's great.

Here's me in front of a Rothko. By sheer coincidence, I have a poster of this exact painting in my kitchen.

We made our way to Buffalo via Toronto, and of course had to stop at the much-touted (and deservedly so) Lettuce Knit in Kensington Market.

Besides the Maaaaaalaaaaaaabriiiiiiiiigooooooooo, I also indulged in some:

Oceanwind Knits Merino
in a tempting "truffle" colourway. It's silky and beautifully dyed with flecks of colour rather than sections. I can't wait to see how the colours blend when I knit it up. Not sure what to do with it though. I've only got 1 skein (175 yrds), worsted weight. Probably a hat or a neck-warmer.

Hand Maiden Fine Yarn
"Ottawa" (92% wool, 8% viscose) in a pale robin's egg blue. It also has lovely blips of gold and brown that don't really show in the picture. I have enough to make a fitted cardi.

Fiddlesticks Knitting Lace weight
in Mulberry. I don't know what mulberries taste like, but I'm loving the juicy colour. This 50% merino/50% tussah silk blend is destined to become a shawl. I'll be visiting the Fiddlesticks website for the perfect pattern. Unless you have other suggestions...




That's some beautiful yarn stash you've got going there. I love the silvery grey Maaaaaalaaaaaaabriiiiiiiiigooooooooo! Welcome back to the knitting fold.



Those look like some very fine yarns. I'm intrigued by the Fiddlesticks yarn!

The A.D.D. Knitter


Nice stash enhancement action! And if I were just a little closer to Buffalo I'd go to the Bacon exhibit, he's one of my favorites...



What Kim said. :)



Francis Bacon! Wow! I saw what I think was that very exhibit in London about 4 years ago. Have you read much about him? He was a character.

The Malabrigo is amazing. Don't let anyone put it down and say that it pills and all that... I have a few Malabrigo items that have worn very well indeed. ENJOY!