Thursday, 9 August 2007

Why Not Wyoming?

After the disaster of the mismatched SeaSilk melon scarf I confess the joy of knitting has been somewhat lacking in my life. I think I'm on the road to recovery now - assisted by the decadent socks that are Frappuccino Lace!

I've completed the first of the Latte Lace socks (due to the colour I've chosen I've decided it's more a blackcurrant frappuccino lace). I really like the lacey ribs and the little bit of lace detailing on the heel flap.

On the melon scarf front I've decided to rip back to the end of the first skein, and then finish the stole using an edging in the second skein. I am hoping (really really hoping) that the difference in colour will be less jarring this way. I haven't selected a border yet - so that is this weekend's task.

Finally, I learned a lesson yesterday on the importance of knowing your audience following a long and excited speech by me on the glory of the latest sock yarn from Cazza - Captain Jack and Davy Jones. See, the colours are inspired by the characters, and oh so luscious! Anyway, I waxed lyrical and then realised I was talking to a non-knitter who had never seen a Pirates of the Carribbean film. Sigh.

But I'm still dead excited about these yarns!!

P.S. Does anyone know what the sudden interest in the Sarcelle Stole is?? Over the past week there have been a gazillion (well, perhaps not a gazillion)(but lots) of searches for Sarcelle Stole leading people to my blog. Of course, that's what the blog is here for, and I hope they enjoyed seeing my finished Sarcelle -- but why the sudden interest? That's what I want to know. So if you are someone who has come by this blog as a result of a search on Sarcelle Stole, and you know why there are so many of you all of a sudden let me know. Thanks!

P.P.S. That reminds me of something odd I've noticed in the blog accesses. Google analytics displays a world map that pinpoints where your visitors are from. I love it! But I've noticed that I've had visitors from every US state but Wyoming. What's that all about?

I now need to decide whether my next quest is to lure a visitor from Wyoming to the site, OR to see how long I can go without anyone from Wyoming happening upon the blog. I'll ponder that today. (Another busy day in Soo's world.)


Adrienne said...

Ohh, love that yarn!!!!

Lothlorian said...

awww well shocks my lovely so glad you like made me blush and giggle with that story!! John i pleased to hear there is another nutter like me ;)

your stole is beautiful thats why ;)

and how can you see where people are from I would love to do that, I have the map thingy but how do you get exact stats?

Knitelly said...

Thank you so much for your nice comment on my melon shawl. Truth be told, I hadn't actually considered swapping the border, but now you've mentioned it, I don't think the border in the book would look right in sea silk, so thanks for waking me up to that!

So sorry to see the colour difference, that's such bad luck. I think your plan is the right one, and am sure it's going to look gorgeous.


PS: Been looking at all your shawls, they are beautiful.

Kat said...

LOVE the sock!! It looks awesome.

I feel your pain with the non-matching color for the shawl. That's SO frustrating. I think you've hit on an excellent solution though.

Connie said...

Sudden interest in the Sarcelle shawl: the Shawlknitters group on Yahoo is doing that pattern as a KAL in September 2007. Thank you for having yours to preview!!

Josh said...

I'm from Wyoming so you've now had a visitor...but I accessed this site in I guess it still won't show up. Rats!