size: 3 months
needles: US 6 Clover bamboo circs and US 7 DPNs
yarn: Quince and Co. Lark, pomegranate, ~2.3 skeins (300 yds.)
notes:Very fun to knit! I just love the pattern, and I'll definitely revisit it. The yarn is soft and springy, with a deeply saturated color. I used a little more yarn than the pattern specified, but my gauge was also a bit loose. I knit the 3-month size, but the final (blocked) measurements are more like the 6-month.
The yarn fluffed up a bit during the blocking process. Be forewarned that this isn't a smooth, silky merino -- it's lofty and wonderful, but not buttery soft. I'm curious how well it will hold up (I'm guessing quite well), as I'd love to knit a cardigan for myself using Lark.
-------------------------------------------------------Other good things...
- Coastal Knits is available for pre-order! Such pretty patterns. Can't wait for this to arrive in my mailbox!
- Brooklyn Tweed's fall 2011 patterns are out! I absolutely love Tinder -- it looks so cozy.
- Loopy Yarns had a 6th anniversary party last Sunday, and I picked up some very intriguing Imperial Stock Ranch 2-ply pencil roving in a beautiful shade called wild iris.
Pembroke Wrap from the latest issue of Interweave Knits.
- I concocted a new ice cream recipe in honor of the lovely autumn days:
pumpkin spice ice cream
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
3/4 C. pumpkin butter
1.25 C. half and half
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, or to taste (optional)
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Freeze mixture in ice cream maker (I use a basic Cuisinart ice cream maker and run it for 18-20 min.). Transfer to an airtight container and put in the freezer to harden, at least 3 hours (even longer is better).
P.S. Sorry to be so slow at replying to comments lately... it has been a little hectic around here.