I am a pretty obsessive person, I’ll admit it. I’m a ‘start something and finish it before you start something else’ kind of girl. So I was momentarily in a state of confusion. I could barely think of anything but getting enough wool to finish the top, I even had knitting dreams. I bet that you all have had those too. Don’t deny it!
Luckily I had this to get me through the anguish!
It’s some Debbie Bliss Pure Silk. I LOVE this yarn. It is so incredible soft I can’t stop stroking it. The drape when it is knitted up is exquisite and the sheen beautiful. I said to Clever Monkey that I don’t want to knit with anything else ever again. He gave me a stern look at this, as to be honest the yarn isn’t exactly value for money…
I’m knitting the wrap-around top from the Debbie Bliss Pure Silk knitting book. It is an incredibly easy pattern to knit. You could do it in your sleep.
Knitting with the actual Pure Silk yarn makes me realise why I had some problems using the wool cotton for the bolero top. In the end I think it looks lovely and the trim really finishes it off but the seaming wasn’t easy and looks a little bit bulky. I think that this is mainly because the drape of the wool cotton knitted up is much stiffer than the Pure Silk which the pattern was designed for and the fronts are knitted from side to side and the back from bottom to top.
I have also made a tiny bit of progress on Lisette. Grrrrr (see left).
By the way check out this lovely cardigan from Debbie Bliss on ‘Janet knits’ ‘Janet knits’.