Archive for August, 2009

A bit of bounce

Yikes, it’s been awhile since I posted here. I have been knitting, though, and have been enjoying the time to turn out finished objects. I’m also blessing my greedy grasping self foresight in laying up a stock of lovely yarn over the past two years. I’ve always enjoyed knitting, but it’s become a real comfort lately, something I can pick-up in the middle of the night or use to occupy my hands when restless. And, when knitting a gorgeous bit of extravagance in pure silk, it can become a bit of bounce.

Silken Ishbel

Pattern: Ishbel by Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Pure Silk, 2.5 skeins, silvery-blue
Needles: Erm, size 6 (I think…it’s been awhile!)

Silken Ishbel

I blocked this three times, but I never could get the points to go pointy. I eventually gave up and now I quite like the way the ends seem to have gentle waves.

Silken Ishbel

So nice next to the skin!

Silken Ishbel

You can see the variations in the silk, where the yarn gets a bit slubbier. I’ve noticed on Ravelry that this seems to upset people, but I rather like it.

Silken Ishbel

It looks lovely (and is easier to walk about in) held up with my grandmother’s winged brooch.

Silken Ishbel

And, in a first for me, a photo of my back…that’s a happy back.


Shocking! She has a back!


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