It's not like a black fly in your Chardonnay but it is ironic…

This weekend Monkey and I took up our old carpets as we are finally getting our new ones delivered - two months after we ordered them (by the way don’t shop at Epsom Carpet World it is truly appalling!). Monkey and I met when we were both actuarial students and I think that this may account for the fact that we are pretty risk-averse individuals. Hence this is a picture of me ready to take up carpets (excuse the bad hair and old clothes). We even discussed the merits of the different safety gloves available. Imagine what we would be like if we had to do something really dangerous… like put up a shelf! Where does the irony come into this tale? I flicked myself hard in the eye with the elastic of the safety goggles as I took them off. Pain and some food for thought.

Anyway, I have just cast-on for Cobweb from Rowan 40, is there anything more lovely together than Kid Silk Haze and sparkly little beads?

This also means that my stole is lying tightly pinned out in the other room. I’m so excited to have finished it - photos soon!
By the way check out Gosia's most recent post about the East London Design Show it sounds great!

16 comments:

HPNY Knits said...

cobweb will be so pretty in that color. it feels like air to touch, so it will be like wearing a cloud!
:-)

Anonymous said...

That's a beautiful colour. Which one is it?

I'd like a garment knitted from KSH. Shawls are just not the same thing.

By the way, thanks for your kind wishes.

Mary-Lou said...

ooh that face mask is sooooo fetching!

acrylik said...

Cobweb is going to be beautiful!

Kendra said...

Alice - the colour is 632 hurricane - isn't that a great name for a colour? I much prefer the yarns that have colour names.

Artis-Anne said...

Oh love the colour for cobweb ; I have some Colinette Parisienne that needs beads but can't find the right colour. The one thing I am not looking forward to is threading over 700 of them .Getting old carpet up is such hard work isn't it ? but it will be all worth it when you get a lovely new one

José said...

Always the way, it's the same at my place of work. I'll lug computers around all day and not get hurt, then i'll tuck my chair in and hit my knees on the cupboard underneath!! Typical :)

Cherry Rolfe said...

Do you know I have thought and thought and I don't think there is anything more beautiful than KSH and sparkling beads together! Lovely colour choice!
Hope you didn't hurt your eye too badly

Anushka said...

Thanks for your advice on the dress - I'm going to have a go at something to solve it...

The colour of the KSH is absolutely gorgeous - I look forward to seeing 'Cobweb' finished.

:)

Dawn said...

Some would say you were daring just pulling the carpet up yourselves anyway!!! Look forward to see how that comes out. I just bought some varigated rowan silk haze....love it!!!

Frankie said...

Sorry to hear about the vicious mask - hope the new carpets are happily installed.
Looking forward to seeing your stole.

Brahdelt said...

Cobweb looks great, I'm looking forward to the blue version of yours! ^^

Debby said...

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my post today. It really meant a lot to me.

I'm sorry your carpet situation has been so painful (in all senses) but hopefully once the new ones are in, it will all be worth it!

I hadn't heard of Cobweb before, but mohair is my weakness, and mohair with beads must be out of this world. Can't wait to see the progress photos...I could be tempted! :)

KnitYoga said...

I agree - KSH and beads are a match made in heaven!

dreamcatcher said...

Ooh Cobweb is very pretty, and you picked such a lovly colour too.

Sorry to hear of the carpet-lifting incident, hope you're on the mend!

Yarn It said...

I can't wait to see how cobweb turns out! I sooooo want to make that. The color you choose is gorgeous.