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It seems I will have to keep away from flickr for few weeks—I’ll keep posting photos but I may not allow myself to visit all your streams, like good old days.

It seems I, too, have many knitting notes to jot down but too little time (I was tempted to write “too” for three times in this short sentence. Too many XX but too little time…). But I have, gradually at least, learned when to knit and when not to.

It seems I must be tired of dealing with words during the day so I prefer to write simple sentences here.

Anyway, here’s what for today:

my first encounter with pashmina!

The pattern book underneath my knit-in-progress is Linea Rossa 3, the latest pattern from Linea Rossa that I was so eagered to get hold of last week. I was pleasantly surprised when Parcel Force buzzed last Friday and handed us a box, with 2 books I ordered from the website dacadi. It was a speedy service: The order was placed on late night 25th, they shipped my patterns on 26th, then arrived on 28th just before I went out. And they are located in Germany! If you were considering getting knitty products from Germany, I would for sure recommend the site. You don’t even need to create an account with them, just to fill-in the order and the web will direct you to paypal.

I’ll certainly talk about this pattern book more in the near future. At this moment, I must say the presentation in Linea Rossa 2 is better than 3. The model in 2 is probably the most beautiful knitwear model in my humble opinion.

Here we swift to Linea Rossa 2, and the little swatch just above the pattern book: it is a sleeve I am making! I know I will have to negotiate with the pattern a bit, to make it 2 size smaller than given to suit me, but I can’t stop myself knitting it, once the puzzle (given by errata) has solved, partially. I finally take one ball of pashmina with me on Saturday and started the cast-on.

The yarn is exquisite just by look, and soft by touch. What I didn’t know, before the cast-on, was it is beautiful to work with: for the first time in my life, I prefer to slow down my knitting, just to make sure I have sensed every move of each stitch. For this reason, the top will take long to make. I think I care not for once. ☺ I do regret not to buy two lots when I had the chance.

(ps. by the time I typed this entry, the sleeve has grown to 10cm. not quick, you see.)

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After a long long day, mainly walking around hills in a rush, I decided to dive a bit onto the knitty world. I haven’t checked Lana Grossa’s “Model of the month” in September so that’s where I was heading. As long as the website is open, I care no more the free pattern, because, the place with my most favourite pattern put has changed to something else!! Hooray! It’s Linea Rossa 3! Must have one. Must. Period.

Here I just grab part of the webpage and put it on my flickr:

Viola!! Linea Rossa 3

I am utterly happy that I haven’t got many wip or future knit. I have a feeling that many projects will be put aside once the booklet is with me. But how on earth can I find extra knitting time??

ps. I’ve heard back from Lana Grossa again, about errata as blogged here, just two days after the post. Now I just want to finish a bolero I am knitting and start doing it before I see this latest issue.

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This pattern book from Lana Grossa is my desert island knitting booklet. This bit I can tell for sure. I planned to knit each of them, no kidding. 😀 I have knitted 4 garments from this booklet so far, here are three of them, in a temporal order (I haven’t taken any photo of the 4th one, although it was completed some weeks ago):

I am in love with this top!two yarnsa knitty morning 1

The purple vest is my all time favourite. ^_^

But I can also tell you that I have hard time with this booklet. Not only I have to alter the pattern to fit my own size (one to two full size smaller than given), but there are soooooo many errata! So far I was progressing fine–otherwise how can I show you these photos? 😀 But I have no clue that what a diagram mean in this pattern, my most wanted autumn top:

this is my winter must have!

see the yarn in front of the pattern: that’s exactly what used in the photo–Lana Grossa’s Pashmina in grey. Mind you, I am in the UK, and Lana Grossa wasn’t easy to get hold of until recently–these yarns are bought from Holland! I have shown you my detrmination to make it, right? 🙂

anyways, I mailed Lana Grossa one day, out of frustration. Then I got a reply today!! so happy! though the mail didn’t solve my question just yet, at least I know my question was read with some cares. 🙂 I am looking forward to the following message.

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