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Monday, July 02, 2007

how do you say

"i've officially lost my mind" in japanese?*

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Hanami Stole by Pink Lemon Twist
Henry's Attic Carrera (aka Silk and Ivory: 50/50 wool/silk, 2000ypp)
8/0 clear glass beads, lined in "colonial blue"
US 6/4.0mm US 5/3.75mm 24" addi
Started: July 2, 2007

I have just been captivated by this pattern, but didn't think I'd knit it any time soon since 1) its totally out of character for me to knit stoles 2) I didn't want to buy any new yarn and 3) its lace and I'm afraid of it :) Many thanks to Ravelry though-- after sorting and photographing the rest of my stash for my stash notebook (if you're not on ravelry yet, you can check out my flickr set of individual stash pics) I "remembered" I had this 3/4 cone of Carrera that I will never knit socks from since its too nice and too drapey. It seemed serendipitous, though finding yarn you purchased in your own house and stored not 2 feet from where you are sitting really isn't serendipity... so I went with it. Since I spent nothing (new) on yarn or needles, I made myself a set of double peanut pearl stitch markers (there's a similar set for sale in my shop)-- I really like them, and need all the help I can get with the lace repeats.

Home alone til Tuesday evening, lets see if I can get past this garter st border :)


*my grandma would know, but do i really want to explain?

20 comments:

Janis said...

I can't think of how to say that in Japanese, but it would be useful! :D Maybe I'll ask my Japanese friend. That pattern is totally gorgeous though. Very suitable name for it. :)

Micki said...

Ooh, Hanami is on my "must knit" list too, so I can't wait to see how yours turns out.

April said...

That design is so gorgeous and it's going to be beautiful in that yarn. I can't wait to see the finished piece!

Jenn said...

That's a phrase that I would really like to know, actually....

Sacha said...

That's beautiful. The cherry blossoms in DC are beautiful when in bloom as well..I went to the festival a few years ago. A fitting name for the stole.

Chris said...

Oh, that will be YUMMY - I have some Carrera, too... not that much, alas!

HPNY Knits said...

this is a very lovely pattern, and the yarn will be perfect for it. I have just started lace stole as well (gothic leaf stole) and I am grateful for the addi lace needles.

clothesknit said...

gorgeous! i love the addition of the beads!

Karen said...

It will be gorgeous, and I can't wait to see you knit it. It's on my to do list.....

Sherry W said...

Man, I've been adding my stash to Ravelry and I'm scared! I have 67 things and I have just started the sock yarn!! I think I like it better hiding around so I can be in denial.

Then again, maybe like you it will help me use it...

Karla said...

What a great translation project! -_^ The closest I can get you is "気が狂ってきた", "Ki ga kuruttekita", or "[I] have lost my mind/gone crazy". (The "I", like so many other things in Japanese, is implied.) The grammar form itself implies that over time you've slowly come to this point of being crazy.

I'm not a native Japanese speaker, so I may be off... but I hope it's a help! ^_^

Opal said...

i love those stitch markers! what a great accessory for a beautiful project. i look forward to seeing this design emerge from your needles. :-)

Stacey said...

that is so beautiful - it may even make me think about knitting a stole!! I love love the pattern and how it organically changes....stunning!

hillary said...

I love the Hanami Stole pattern and I'm spinning up some yarn to make it right now. Yours looks great!

lexa said...

That's a beautiful pattern! Can't wait to see more...

Megan said...

I've been eyeing that pattern -- it's been purchased, printed and just sits there, but I too am afraid of it. Thanks for taking the plunge! Can't wait to see how it goes!

WandaWoman said...

I have yarn for the stole and definitely want to make it. Hmm, I might need to head over to your store for more stitch markers as I've started the Mystery stole.

Ava said...

I love the Hanami stole. the yarn you've chosen will really highlight the pattern's ethereal quality. Love the pearl stitch markers too!

adrienne said...

The Hanami stole is one of my favourite patterns right now. I can't see how yours turns out! It might inspire me to start knitting lace.... (that I'll never use...)

Jenny Raye said...

Is the stole designed with beads or are you adding them as a design mod?

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