Summer Knittin' & I'm Havin' a Blast

I couldn’t wait to finish the socks so I could get started on this:

Kind of hard to tell yet, but it is the Oriel Lace Blouse from Interweave Knits Summer ’07. I’m modifying again. This time I am knitting the body in one piece in the round.

I started a sleeve and wasn’t happy with the way it looked. I think it was because I was having trouble getting used to the fiber. It is 100% Silk Tussah from TexScape Fibers. It is another yarn from Rosewood in Boerne (pronounced Bernie) Texas. The colorway was so beautiful, I couldn’t resist, and the price was right too. Just $15.00 a skein. I figured 3 skeins will do it – 500 yd/skein.

Anyway, the fiber is a bit uneven. Some parts are very thin, and others are kind of fat and fuzzy. Almost like it wasn’t spun evenly. It looks pretty in pattern this so far. I wasn’t happy with the sleeve because there are many needle changes starting with a large needle at the wrist to create a bell shape. I love the idea, and I think it will look beautiful once I have worked with the pattern a while.

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