11 January 2008

Inspiration Nation

This morning I was inspired to photograph the part of my stash that's here in Austin. It's now up at Ravelry! So please peruse and feel free to offer suggestions for the stash yarn. In the process I unearthed a couple of WIPs that I'm newly inspired to work to completion: this Pi in the Sky Shawl, and a cutey-patootey moss-and-cable baby coat (no intended recipient yet).

The process of uploading everything to Ravelry also gave me new inspiration for a couple of the yarns. For example, at Stacie's house the other day, we re-discovered some Habu Textiles yarn that I'd almost forgotten about - two skinny silks, one a deep mallard-blue and one a neutral wheat color. I bought those together initially to make a stole or shawl; but today I discovered one skein of Lacey Lamb in a slate blue, and I suspect it will go beautifully with those two: an unintended match! The possibilities of combining those three yarns seem much more interesting than any of the yarns used by themselves.

Here's to a new year full of new ideas!


Alayne said...

I love the idea of the silk and lambswool together! Can't wait to see what you come up with for it -

Max said...

I have the Canyon Hiking Socks pattern in Greetings from Knit Cafe, if you're interested in using a bunch of wool/cotton at one go. They're super cute: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/canyon-hiking-socks

And you can always knit yourself some skivvies with the Cascade Fixation! http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mon-petit-chou

That yak stuff looks amazing. What does it feel like?

Becky said...

The Silk-yak is totally delicious... very soft and silky, no rough yak-hairs. Just delightfulness. I was thinking to make the Hanami shawl with it... we'll see... I refuse to start another shawl until Pi in the Sky is DONE!