Ithaca is Gorges

Posted on | November 8, 2006 | 5 Comments

Yep, it’s another Pea Pod set. I showed the yarn shop owner a picture of the blocking (and as yet unassembled) pea pod set that I’m making for my friend and she immediately asked for one for the shop. This one is being made in Punta del Este’s Mericash, a machine washable merino and cashmere blend. It’s a new yarn (and I believe yarn company) that’s kettle dyed and very reminiscent of Manos with its subtle nearly solid washes of color. I’ve never worked with a single ply yarn before. It’s wonderfully soft and very easy on the hands (unlike the Jaeger Matchmaker Merino), but at times I’m afraid of breaking it so I’m treating it very gently.

The second project is the lovely cabled handled bag from the new Rowan Wool Silk pattern booklet. I’ll show pictures of the bag and the yarn (in a clear teal) when I start to work on it.

Last night was also my and my husband’s monthiversary and we went to Red Lobster to celebrate. Maurizio’s been wanting to go for ages ever since he saw a commercial for the chain on TV. I get such a kick out of his excitement for such things. I sometimes forget he’s Italian until he expresses desires for American staples I take for granted like oreos and twinkies.


5 Responses to “Ithaca is Gorges”

  1. Zarah
    November 8th, 2006 @ 5:14 pm

    What a beautiful landscape! I miss living in the “college town,” although it might be different now since I’m finally! out of school.

    I like the yarn from your new pea pod set. That’s my favorite type of yarn dyeing – just a subtle difference between the colors.

  2. kylieps
    November 9th, 2006 @ 12:21 am

    What a sweet husband! I didn’t realize you guys were such newly weds. Ko and I are too- got married in September and are still having moments of “holy cow! We got married!” So congratulations! and I hope the lobster was wonderful.

  3. kylieps
    November 9th, 2006 @ 12:24 am

    Just read some archives and realized you guys have had your 30th monthiversary. That’s such a good idea- I’ll mention it to my boy too. Maybe we’ll have to start reviewing restaurants!

  4. Bookish Wendy
    November 10th, 2006 @ 11:45 am

    I was married in Ithaca. I love it there. My husband’s favorite t-shirt is “Ithaca is Gangsta”. Obviously a play off of the whole Itaca is Gorges thing. ;)

  5. schrodinger
    November 12th, 2006 @ 7:52 pm

    I love the pea pod set, it’s absolutely adorable. I know your friend is going to love it on the baby.

    That new yarn sounds interesting, are you going to test machine wash a swatch? I’d be interested to know if it can be machine washed now.

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