Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tilly 娣丽; Coat No More

New Project:

Project:  Tilly 娣丽
Pattern Tilly from A Fine Fleece by Lisa Lloyd
Yarn:  Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool 
Yardage:  2 skeins, 384 yards in stash
Needles: Size 6
Cast on: May 26, 2013

Notes: A Fine Fleece is one of my favorite knitting/fiber books, and every fiber lover should own it. The write up about various fibers was informative, and the patterns are beautiful. Lots of cables! Tilly is going to be my transition project until the next big project starts. After knitting lace for the last few projects, my hands are very happy to work on cables again.

A few months ago I showed you this Einstein Coat when I got it back from my mom. I originally knitted it for my mom, she outgrew it and gave it back to me when she moved in December. It didn't fit me, what am I supposed to do? Rip it of course, so I can use the delicious Fishermen's Wool again.

So it went from this:

To this:

Next thing is to wash the yarn, and dye it with food coloring. 

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Cathy said...

Tilly is very pretty, but then you always do beautiful cables. Very excited for your upcoming food dyeing adventure, can't wait to see it :)

AllyB said...

You are so brave! I love that you reuse yarn. I love cables so much and the blue yarn is very pretty. I'm looking forward to your finished project. Have a great weekend!

Voie de Vie said...

Hey Vivian - nicely frogged for reuse! I'm with Cathy - I'm looking forward to the results of the dyeing experiment.

Kathryn Ray said...

I love reusing yarn too. :-)

Carol said...

I have some of the Elsbeth Lavold yarn and I hope to start a project with it soon. Looking forward to seeing your yarn when it is dyed.

WonderWhyGal said...

You are so brave. I love that you can tear out a knitted project then create new with it. I'd be too afraid.

Pumpkin said...

Oh I cannot even begin to imagine how beautiful you are going to dye that yarn, I'm so excited to see how it goes! Also, I love the texture of the yarn you picked for that cable, it looks so natural.