Monday, October 1, 2007

Duster Progress, Additions to my Needle Stash and Kauni envy!

I've been busy knitting the Tilted Duster and it is coming along pretty well. I finished the sleeves last week.

Then I sewed the fronts to the back and picked up stitches for the skirt. Lots and lots of stitches. I've got about 50 some odd more rows to go on the skirt. I decided to do a different hem so that I won't get the dreaded stockinette roll. I'll be stitching a hem that will fold under and be stitched down to the underside.

The mailman brought me some knitty goodness today. I had ordered the Knit Picks options needles. There are nine needle sets, with 4 cables all in a beautiful case with sleeves for storing them. Here's the case:

I wasn't sure just how to store all the pieces in the case, but they're in there.

I also had ordered KnitPicks circulars in small sockknitting sizes. I already had the Addi Turbo circulars in US size 1 and 2. Since the Addi size 1 & 2 are a little larger than the standard US size 1 and 2, I wanted the Knit Picks circulars to fill in the gaps of the sizing. So I now have US size 0, 1, and 2. I think I am pretty set for needles now. I already have just about every size either in bamboo or vintage plastic and aluminum. These new needles will replace many of the old needles bought back in the 70's and others that I inherited.

Lastly, I have become enamored of this Kauni sweater. It is made with beautiful Kauni yarn that is dyed in gorgeous variations so that all the color changes are dyed into the yarn and all you have to do is follow the pattern and stagger two skein as you knit. Isn't is gorgeous?

The yarn is from the Netherlands and although it is not too costly (probably $50-60 for the sweater) the shipping from Europe is another $25.00-$30.00! I'm saving my pennies and trying to find the most economical way to acquire this yarn. Any suggestions?


Laurie said...

I bought my Kauni yarn on eBay (4to4 is the seller), I think with shipping it came to about 80.00 And I had plenty for my cardigan, plus I'm knitting a pair of socks from the leftovers. There's also someone in Canada who imports this yarn, if you check the Kauni KAL she's the one who's running it. Laurie

Anonymous said...

I purchased my kauni yarn this past week in Seattle WA. at Acprn Street. They will do mail order gladly. Give them a call or find them on the web.

Sincerely, Cherie Alexander