Wednesday, June 9, 2010

~ Wisp!! and a DKC Meeting ~

At the end of spring, start of this summer  I moved back to Dublin after a short spell at home. I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting The Dublin Knit Collective at the Chocolate Bar on Harcourt street. I had never met any of these wonderful women before but with a very friendly chicwithstix on the forums on Ravelry I sucked it up and went on down :) Here I met Rosmary (aka theconstantknitter) and I was introduced not only to a wonderful creative group but to yarn I had never even dreamt of. After a few hot chocolates it was decided a trip to theconstantknitter store was in order.

Not only does Rosemary have wonderful yarn, she is a delight to deal with and she has great advice. Now I have one bad thing to say (not really) and that is she introduced me to kid silk ...ahem it is WONDERFUL to knit with :)  its like knitting with air. Since then I have become a yarn snob (yes I hang my head in shame) and my wallet is noticing (as a student my wallet hates my yarn urges) but now I am completely addicted with three other projects waiting in my que ....all to be made with kid silk. One for my friend Nora who would like a Wisp in kid silk too for her birthday and others for myself because I now dont want to knit with anything else.!!!!!!!!!

So having met with Rosemary and walked away with 4 skeins of kid silk 2 in purple haze and 2 in beautiful ice blue. I had no idea what I was going to make with them. A few emails (quiet a few sorry rosemary) went back and forth between rosemary and myself and low and behold she found just the thing Wisp by Cheryl Niamath. I grabbed out my needles and by the next DKC meeting at the chocolate bar I had used one ball of kid silk and I was about two thirds done.

Now each section of wisp took me about  40 mins to knit...how do I know???? well each episode of Battlestar Galactica (new series) was roughly 40 mins and each section of this beautiful knit was made while re-watching this wonderful series. So along with some woot!!! moments and some tears I finished my Wisp. But grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr to ebay because I am still waiting on my Star buttons for the end of this.




3 comments:

  1. Thank you :)It took longer than I thought, but I like how it can be worn in so many different ways. I'm still waiting on those buttons... :(

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  2. finally got those buttons :) lovely little stars they are

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