Friday, August 10, 2007

My Favorite Purple...

...has to be the color of black raspberry ice cream! It’s pretty to look at and delicious to eat!

This is Rowan Summer Tweed in lilac (discontinued), but it will always be black raspberry to me. I have formed an association between yarn and ice cream since my favorite yarn shop is right by my favorite ice cream stand. I have cast on for a v-neck top from the Rowan Summer Tweed pattern book.

I was a little worried about working with Summer Tweed because of the stiffness and lack of elasticity, but I'm doing ok with it as long as I take breaks to rest my fingers. I do find it a nuisance to have to stop to pick out the splinters of plant material spun into the yarn!

And you probably thought I’d forgotten about Project Spectrum! Not so! I am right on schedule starting a purple project. Of course, I’m still working on pink in the form of Tea Time! I’m good at starting...I’ll have to work on finishing!

6 comments:

knitseashore said...

What a pretty top! I love all the colors of your current projects.

Queen of the froggers said...

That is a lovely colour of the Summer tweed, it will be a great top! I havn't bothered picking out the twiggy bits in mine. I used Jaeger Trinity a while ago and that was just the same.

heather t said...

Oh yum, that purple looks delicious!!

Curly Cable said...

Lovely jumper, I have that pattern book too and making rather slow progress on the pattern Chamomile. I know what you saying about having to give your fingers a rest, the yarn texture is really dry, keep some handcream nearby, that usually helps! I've also been told, it really softnens up and goes more squidgy once washed. Yours is really pretty, that colour is so yummy;-)

Kristen said...

Beautiful color. I have a top in Summer Tweed. The yarn is a bit "organic" but it improves with washing.

Suzie Sews said...

Oh how I love summer tweed, as for the knitting book, Oh I could just look at it for ages. Looking forward to how it turns out
Suzie Sews