Thursday, May 17, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
So, there were four more balls of yarn from the St. Helena spree to explain. The first is the Autumn colored Rio de Plata. This is simply because I have another ball and felt it wasn't quite enough to use for something. I'd had a hard time finding this again in the right color, so I snatched it up. Perfectly understandable--right? (No sale on this one) The next was simply gorgeous and it was in the $4 bin. I have worked with this once before and it is gorgeous to handle. Then comes the pink Merino Frappe, also $3. I have been eyeing this for a year or more. I have a cape pattern that takes two balls and my yarn store carries it in this color, so eventually I'll get another ball to make that cape. And last, the aqua cotton Linie 12 Clip, just because the color was lovely for $3.*sigh* Major weak moment, I guess!
On the more encouraging front--a finished object! A purse made from Crystal Palace Deco Ribbon. It took two balls and you can get the pattern free online. I decided to line it and embellish it with this vintage fabric I found in the free bin at SCRAP a while back. I'm pretty pleased with the results. Now, to find it the proper home...
So, I promised a confession...here it is with all the justifications and explanations. First, we have the sock yarn. I've been meaning to get into socks, so when I entered "Muse" in St. Helena on my time away with Mark, imagine the magnetic pull to the $3 bin full of sock yarn. I had no sock yarn to speak of, so how could I resist! You may ask, "Why so many balls of it, though?" My only defense, "It was $3, how could I resist!" Likewise the ball of $20 Jaeger Cashair in the $3 bin. Nevermind that it is only 25 g. and 51 yards, it is $20 cashmere/merino. I just couldn't leave it. Then there is also the $3 Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille. It is so much nicer for washcloths than Lion Brand Cotton. No further defense. On my behalf, I did leave the store the first time with only part of that sock yarn. But then I thought about all the other stuff I left and I had to go back the next day and get it. By the way, there are a few more balls to confess, but my camera battery is charging right now.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
I made this hat for J.P.'s 4th birthday. Earlier this spring, I had knit a hat for his preschool's silent auction. He was so disappointed to find out that he couldn't have it that I decided to make him one for his birthday. My knitterly heart was warmed when he promptly put on the hat and left it on for the rest of the evening while we ate birthday cake. Every knitter should have such an appreciative audience! That said, I have purchases to confess, but I will leave that, along with the photo evidence for another post!