in search of soireĆ©

Niels has decided that he wants to be a knight for Halloween (I think because he wants a sword very badly). Anyway, this gives me the opportunity to knit a costume for him. There is a chain mail dress-up costume in New Knits On the Block. The problem is that the pattern calls for five balls of Crystal Palace SoireƩ yarn, which was discontinued a year ago.

Anyonw know where I could score some?

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delft sweater

I feel like I should make the Delft sweater. I do like the pattern, I think it's very pretty. I'm just not sure I want to knit myself a white sweater. It wouldn't be Delft if I changed the colors, would it? There is Zwart Deflts (black Delftware) but that still might confuse everyone.

I remember seeing the black Deftware when we visited Delft, way back right after we were married. Eight years ago (ack) but I can't remember now if I liked it more than the tradtional blues on white, or Erik did. I think I liked it and Erik hated it. He's confirmed it, he hates it. I like it. See what having kids does to you?

In any case, I'd love an excuse to knit myself something in Cashcotton though. MMmm!

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I transfered a few pictures here from my Flickr account. So there's some pretty knitting to see. Unfortunately, I don't have anything new to post at the moment.

I am working on a pair of knucks in cascade fixation. I had to buy a smaller crochet hook for the crab stitch edging. I am also still working on a Bombshell tee from Big Girl Knits. I'm almost to the waist ribbing. At that point I'm going to have to try it on and make sure that it fits since I have already almost knit it completely once, only to discover that it was too big. When I'm done with that I want to make a long-sleeved sweater from that book, I just can't decide which one.

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