Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Secret Knitting



You recognize my ever present cure for cold hands, one Frill mitt, but see also there's Secret Knitting plus the cute printed cotton bag I got as a party favor for extending my subscription to Selvedge...my indulgence...worth every penny...enough pennies to fill that sweet little cotton bag. The bag is by Swedish designer Gudrun Sjoden, who invents lovely unexpected color combinations for garments and accessories. I carry my double pointed needles in this bag.

The hidden knitting uses Manos del Uruguay Silk Blends Semi Solids, 70% Merino Wool and 30% silk, which gives it a lustrous sheen. I'm using the color Dove, which ranges from Olive green-grey to palest pink, almost white. I am not as a rule fond of variegated yarns, and had my doubts about this one, but deadlines being what they are, out of necessity I embraced the randomness of the color, ever-changing with the garment shaping. As the work progressed I grew to like the odd, accidental nature of the color placement, giving an effect which reminds me of antique moire silk fabric. Unexpected, and that's nice.

7 comments:

Gudrun Johnston said...

Very cute bag.....Love gudrun's stuff...just bought one of her stripey cotton jersey skirts for myself and a lovely bedspread for my mum....those Scandanavian's have style!

Gina said...

Adorable bag. I've been eying the silk/wool blend from Manos for a project, so I'm curious to see the result of your secret knitting.

Mary Jane said...

Being Gudrun, you just have to have a piece of hers, I've got to re-visit her site and look for your skirt!

Gina, the yarn is really nice, a beautiful sheen. I just noticed there are about a billion more colors since I had to choose...which seems weird because it was less than a month ago...the new ones are gorgeous!

magnusmog said...

I love the green combinations - very zingy.

Poethead said...

I can't wait to see your secret knitting revealed. Love the little bag!

a friend to knit with said...

love the color scheme there!
so pretty.

Valarie Budayr said...

Great yarn and wonderful that it falls under the secret knitting genre.
I just love Gudrun too. I had a moment of heavenly bliss when I went shopping at one of her stores in Stockholm this past September.