Wednesday, April 23, 2008

It's a Winner

As it turns out, abandoning the second sock did not jinx my baseball team's winning streak. They won soundly on Monday night as I cast on and began knitting my next project. However, last night the team lost, but it was their own fault--this project is a winner.

Baseball Knitting

Optic Waves Shawl from The Knitter's Book of Yarn is a rectangular lace stole with a simple stitch pattern: easy to memorize and easy to execute. Exactly the criteria necessary to qualify as good baseball knitting.

Jumbled Stitches

According to the pattern notes, it is designed specifically to take advantage of the unique characteristics of Brooks Farm Yarn Primero such as inelasticity, drape and weight. So even though the stitches look like a jumbled mess right now, I'm confident they will straighten out with blocking.

Brooks Farm Yarn Primero

Primero is 100% kid mohair with a smooth finish and a nice sheen. I do not know the color name of my particular yarn. It is only labeled MW R5. The overall color is blue, but look close and you will also see waves of purple and green.

At game time you'll find me cheering on my team with one eye on the ballgame and one eye on my knitting. It's a winning combination.

14 comments:

  1. Stunning. I want to reach through the screen and feel the yarn.

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  2. I love the colors! Glad your team is doing so well! Sports and knitting is a favorite combo here too!

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  3. Love the look of it! I have some Primero, too.

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  4. Beautiful, beautiful blue! I hope someday you'll post a picture of your closet - I'm thinking it's shades of blue, very calm and soothing!

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  5. Can't wait to see it all stretched out! I love watching how people's lace project magically change with a good block!

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  6. Yummy is the only word that comes to mind. Can't wait to see it blocked.

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  7. Ohh, pretty yarn. It looks just like some that I overdyed last year and knit into a Forest Canopy Shawl. It goes with Everything! I'm sure you'll LOVE wearing this wrap! :)

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  8. It's really beautiful and it looks so soft!

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  9. The yarn is lovely! The sparkles of green and purple will make your shawl shine!

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  10. It looks really nice but there is no way I could knit lace and watch a ball game or any TV while knitting it. That is why my cotton shawl is all messed up. So it's been banished to the UFO basket until I can have some quiet to finish it. You are brave girl!

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  11. Oooh, so pretty. I love the preemie hats, too.

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  12. That looks incredibly soft, yum. Can't wait to see it finished. That is a great book.

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  13. I have a couple skeins of Brooks Farm that are begging to be knit - I just haven't found the perfect project yet. Keep us posted as to how you are enjoying this one.

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~Tracy