Friday, April 17, 2009

Today's Post Was Brought to You by the Colors Blue and Green

At Rhinebeck in 2008, I bought this:

And now it looks like this:

This lovely skein started out as 50/50 Merino/Silk with bit of Angelina for sparkle. Unfortunately, the sparkle isn't showing with my craptastic camera. But, it's a really nice 150 yards of sport weight. I'm kind of surprised that 4 oz of silk/merino had such a small yield, but what can I say? It's loverly anyway and I'm sure it will knit into something small but pretty.

This next lovely is actually purple, and again, thanks to my needing to be replaced camera (which completely didn't take 15 pictures taken with the digital zoom), looks blue. It is a sweater for a bear (a rather small bear) and is part of the Bear Hugs Project being done by Bridging People and Places. The original patter called for seaming, and that's not my thing, so I converted my favorite top down raglan pattern:

And down-sized it:

Yes, that's my hand it's sitting on, which will give you an idea of its size.

It was so much fun, I'm at work on another. What a great way to use up all that legacy acrylic from Mom.

On another note, my bag from Jessilu was delivered (by hand) on Tuesday night.

Again, the crappy photo's don't do it justice. But the fabric is called "Bad Kitty" and has a cat (much like my cats) chewing on computer wires and scratching furniture and altogether getting into mischief. The only thing tht could be truer would be cats eating plants and then barfing....But that wouldn't make for good fabric.

Residing in said bag are my Monkey Socks

Being made from Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Merino. I've turned the heels and am on the would think I'd finish them instead of knitting bear sweaters. One might think so.

Tonight is knitting. Tomorrow is a knitting class (part IV) and the wrap-up. Sunday is a henna party, so expect some funky foto's next week.

Have a great weekend everyone,


Hattie said...

Hand delivered bag! I have a bag from her too, I loves it! Wish I could make it to of these days!

Tina M. said...

That is so weird, you beautiful yarn looks nothing like what you were spinning? Is it the lighting? 'Cause it looks electric blue from here. It's gorgeous, I can't wait to see it in person. :)

Jeff Schult said...

I think long hair suits Tim better than it suited me.


I like blues and greens. And gray, to Nancy's near despair. Remind me to show you the sweater she made me though ...

Judith Wilson said...

They are all beautiful. Now, can we look forward to seeing what you got in Northampton?