25 August 2007

Knitting a mystery

Whenever the weather becomes particularly warmish, I start fantasising about having some lovely knitted lingerie to lounge around in trying to move as little as possible to prevent sweating. I suppose the hot humid weather makes me think of the depression and for some reason that evokes the image of Carol Burnett in her white slip, singing and paddling her bathtub gin in Annie.

I woke to find another grey and very sticky day so my desire for some knitted loungewear is renewed once more. I was willing to cast on for 1930 straight away but I don't have enough or the right yarn kicking around in my stash. I poked around the rest of the Summer 04 Knitty and found another couple of compelling patterns, Hush-hush and strangely enough, Zaftzig though using a different yarn.

Each of these projects would require acquiring the yarn and I'm pretty sure the weather will turn before it arrives. But I'm going to head to Effiloché so maybe some of the necessary yarns will make their way into my stash.

In other news, I came home from work this week to find this lovely little treat sticking out of my mail box:

Once I finish up the toe-up socks I'm working on and get my hands on some appropriately lovely sock yarn, I'll be plugging this into my stereo and casting on for my mystery socks. Should be interesting.

1 comment:

k2p2 said...

I can't wait to see how these mystery socks knit up. Any ideas of what yarn you may want to use? I will make sure you get some sock yarn in your huge package gift stash coming to you in about 2-3 weeks. :) (Huge package #1!)