Friday, March 7, 2008

You've Got Mail!

Not since I received my ball winder and swift have I been so excited to receive a package in the mail! My Icosa Ball pattern and ShiBui Knit Sock yarn have arrived. That Allison at Simply Socks Yarn Company is on the ball. It was here lickety split. OMG! I wish I was making this thing for myself. This pattern is just too cool!

In case you are thinking of making this for yourself, here are the specs:
Yarn: 3 skeins each of MC and CC ShiBui Sock (each skein is 50g, 191 yds)
Needles: 3.25 mm DPNs and circs
Gauge: 24 sts/34 rows = 4" in Stockinette using 3.25mm needles
The exact dimensions of the pillow are not given in the instructions or the website, but each wedge is about 9.5" high. I plan on taking a lot of progress shots on this one, especially of the grafting process which will turn 15 flat wedges into one amazing ball!

And New Roommate is as excited as I am.

So just sit back and enjoy the view.

Can we just take a moment to look at the richness of the color?

You can almost feel it's sproingy goodness.

Don't you want to touch it?

I'm thinking this pillow is going to be like Charmin. Squeezabley soft!

Did you notice the color? You see, I can knit a pillow in something other than cranberry. Cast on should commence in about a week. Thank goodness I get to keep the pattern. I'm hoping not to suffer any burn out on this because when the time is right, I want one too!

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Helen said...

Can you tell us what sort of size the finished cushion is going to be? It looks smallish in the photo but you've got an awful lot of wool :)

Tante J said...

Hi Helen,

I've edited the post to include the specs.

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous yarn - I really want to try it.

Helen said...

Thanks for the measurements. I will watch your progress with interest :)

TinkerTots said...

I'm working on this one, too. Four-and-one-half triangles down so far.

It's daunting when you think about knitting 20 of them. Even at one-per-day (which I'm not managing to do) that's a whole month for the project! :)

Good luck with yours, too! I love your colors.