Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Two Edgars

I finished knitting Edgar times two, one for me (pinks and purples) and one for Elly (blues and browns).

Both were knit with Noro Silk Garden, a wool-silk combination that everyone raves about. I've never been crazy for Noro yarns, I've always found them to be scratchy, but most people I know swear that the yarn softens up as soon as it's blocked. To be fair, it does soften up a fair bit, but I decided to use this yarn mainly for the colours it comes in. The colours jump from one shade to the next in large chunks - perfect for this particular pattern, as each diamond turns a different colour as you work further along the pattern.

I had planned to make them while we were in Dublin, but they were just too much fun to sit idling. So, now, they're done and I have to decide what to take on the road.

So many projects, so little desire for anything complicated...

While I consider my options you can see Elly's new fashion accessory for her dog.

Since Whimsy's bows are a thing of the past,

she's opting for hats.

Poor thing.


ambermoggie said...

those Edgars are gorgeous:)

Jane said...

I agree - the Edgars are gorgeous. The hat does nothing for Whimsy. Perhaps a different style?

MartianGirl said...

That hat is horrable!!!!!!!!!!!! But the Edgars are great, perhaps one for Whimpsy? But which colour?