Sunday, February 24, 2008

Some funky stuff to knit with

I went to Iris Fine Yarns on Friday to see if they had any size 9 dpn's in yet (they didn't, but they offered to let me borrow their personal needles--how utterly cool is that? THE best service at Iris, hands down). So while I was there getting yarn for my Obama hat (Cascade 220) I spotted this cool yarn in the Noro section (Come on, let's face it: There are LOTS of cool yarns in the Noro section)

OK, so this yarn is called Daria. And it's probably been around for a while, but I am not a big "weird" novelty yarn type person. So I looked at the beautiful colors in this yarn--that is more like cord and feels like thin elastic. I thought "Wow, that must be neat looking when it's knit! But what the hell would you make with it???"

So while I'm waiting for Kassie to wind my yarns into balls (I can't find my ball winder. Did I tell you they have awesome service at Iris???) a woman walks over to get some circular needles to make a little purse--out of that Daria yarn. It was just the cutest little purse. So of course I picked some up. And I made a little purse (the I-cord is not done yet):

And the other side:
Are those colors awesome or what?? And Phyllis was right--it takes about 3 or 4 rows to get used to it, and then you get used to it. It isn't hard on the hands at all.

So anyway, the pattern said to make it to 11", but I was quickly running out of yarn. And I like it a lot, but not enough to buy another hank (It also has Noro prices.) So I only made it 9", but it seems plenty big for a little purse.

Besides, Emily has decided that it will be a bag to put her Dora the Explorer people in.


Thora said...

Oh shoot, that stuff is cool.