Just Because It’s Spring Doesn’t Mean the Knitting Stops

It’s getting warmer. Here in Texas, spring is late. I’m not complaining. Before you know it we’ll have triple digit temps and knitting will seem silly. Well, not really silly, but it won’t be as much fun as it is in the winter.

I took a much needed break from the bamboo silk yarn and knit a few wool, mohair, and recycled cashmere scarves.

Mohair cowl
Aubergine Mohair Cowl

Then I was ready to get back to the bamboo silk.  I missed it.

For the first time in years, I knit something I didn’t love. It didn’t hang right. It was bunched up looking, and strangely limp. I was disappointed. I wanted to unravel it and try something else. I decided to block it first and see if that helped.

Bamboo silk cowl
Sea Blue Cowl with Lace Pattern

It did, and now I love it again.

There’s something to be said for the magic of blocking. Depending on the fiber used and the pattern, sometimes it truly does turn a lackluster piece into something worth saving.

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I Went Back

I couldn’t resist. I went back and bought more bamboo silk yarn. And on the way home I had a flash of creative inspiration and went back for more. Then I went online and discovered four more colors and ordered them all.

My name is Angela and I am addicted to bamboo silk yarn.

So much for putting that wax in the ears.

bamboo silk scarf

bamboo silk scarf

bamboo silk scarf

bamboo silk scarf

bamboo silk scarf

(Apologies for the quality of the photos. These were taken on the fly by me.)