02 November 2011

Viola Yarn: Silky DK

Hey guys! No video today-- for some reason I can't get it to work! But that's cool, because this week I'm in Dallas at Shade Tree Films' Cine Skool! So awesome! Maybe my future videos will be better quality... One can certainly hope! Anyway, here's the good info:

Viola Yarn

So yummy and soft and the colors are like cinnamon apples and kitten nose. I had to take a photo for my stash page. Luckily, I'm currently working on adding more feathers to my poofball lampshade, so KABLAM, I bring you silk and feathers. Somewhere back in the 1980's, the doves are crying tears of joy.

Obviously, I had to cast on and knit my Caliper with the lightening speed of a depraved lunatic. Knitting with this yarn is incredible. It has enough bounce from the merino, so your hands aren't taxed with the strength of the silk. But oh, the silk. So ridiculously soft and workable. I am so excited for this project!

I'm already blasting through the twisted rib portion of the pattern. I tried magic loop, but ended up switching back to one of my shorter cables on my Addi Lace Clicks. I give you: shoddy hotel room photos!

Actually, a light box/ better photo equipment is next on my list, so I swear you'll see more WIP and project photos. My Rav page is begging for it, honestly. My lazy iPhone photo method can only last so long.

See you tomorrow!
- YX


  1. I bought myself some Viola yarn when I went to Knit Nation in the summer, a beautiful blood red. My sister has decided it is the only skein of yarn I can possibly use to make her the shawl I promised her :grumblegrumble:

  2. I would love a light box as well - I've seen tutorials online for making them. My problem is that natural light is usually not be to had when I have time to take pictures. (And that is beautiful yarn!)

  3. Serena -I'm so jealous of your Knit Nation trip! I can't even imagine how cool it would be! Too bad your sister's trying to call dibs on it!

    Jo- You can get bulbs that replicate natural light at most hardware stores... If not, I actually think a better solution is to get some CTB filters that you can put over regular bulbs to bring the color temperature into a more natural color. I learned that from my film school friends this week. :)

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