Sunday, July 08, 2007

And So It Goes.............

A while ago, I was involved in a Knitter's Treat Exchange, and the SP who treated me was Brandy from here http://purlparables.wordpress.com/ . I had taken to perusing her blog, and saw that she had a contest. Okay-it was all about her-facts that one could look up on her blog-sounds interesting, so I entered it. Well, come to find out- I won one of the prizes!!! When she said "sari silk", I thought- okay-one skein-I can find something to do with that. But noooo. 4- yes- F-O-U-R skeins of the stuff. Way cool. And so, I can make one of these http://www.recycledsilk.com/triangular.pdf or maybe even one of these- from Knitty.com (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall04?PATTunbiased.html
Does anyone have any experience with either pattern and could send me some feedback? Brandi very generously sent two colours- more of a red for 2 skeins and a darker purple-y colour for the other 2 skeins. The timing of this gift of yarn is perfect- I have just had some serious summer purse failure (I guess a 20 dollar purse just ain't up to snuff anymore).
Now, in terms of school, I just have one report left to write ( report on the results of a grant that I received), and then it is stick a fork in me time, because I am DONE for another year!
And so it goes.......................

6 comments:

Miss Scarlett said...

Congratulations! How fun.

Good luck with your grant report, in my experience they are difficult to start but then they seem to just flow - it is getting over that start hurdle. Just think of all the free time you are going to enjoy these next 2 months and get that report off your slate!

Carol said...

I've not knit it, but I like the triangular purse!

Carrie K said...

No feedback for either pattern but dang. They both look good.

Brandy said...

I made the unbiased bag. It came out quite lovely and very sturdy. Having worked with the yarn and finding bits of twigs and scratchy stuff I don't think a scarf would feel very good.

here is a link to my pictures of my finished bag :
http://purlparables.wordpress.com/2006/04/10/things-that-were-finished-in-the-last-7-days/

Carrie Penny said...

I just bought some sari silk off of Ebay at the end of last week. I am dying to get my hot little hands on it. I got 10 skeins for $16! I can't wait, I am too excited for words. Most of the bids I was seeing were ending at like $30 and that was just way too much with the other things I was bidding on.

Sarah said...

I love sari silk! I haven't done those patterns, but I did a modular bag that was awesome. I did the Sunburst Sling Bag from Just One More Row. I had a few skeins, and it made one that I could practically use as luggage. You'll love the yarn, no matter what you make.