Sunday, November 23, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
My head is spinning. My fingers need to be spinning for the nephews mitts but I've been slowly digging through my stash, and cruising yarn stores, and searching online and....... I have no pretty pictures to show.
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Trick or Treating was was awesome this year - it was in the 60's and not a drop of rain, a rare gem of a Halloween. I love watching the kids scampering all through the neighborhood all dressed up, makes me feel like a kid again myself.
I also ordered a few samples of 3 ply and as you can see by the photo, dove in before even thinking to take pictures. This stuff is awesome! Wow. Dense, scooshy, and not itchy all at the same time. I must say all of her research and planning for yarns that meet the specific criteria for traditional designs paid off. Just playing with the stuff makes me want to frolick in the land of crazy cables. But before I jump off that bridge, I have to play with colors for St. Aula and see if a stranded sweater in 3ply is a good idea for me or not.
The Red Rattle I had to get just because I wanted to see the color in person. It's an exact match to my pillow cases - my favorite shade of red. I love the color shadings in Storm Petrol and was quite surprised at how much I like the Solan Goose, have to see if it's too much contrast though. The Limpet was a substitution - I had wanted Kelpie but they ran out so I got a nice note from with a complimentary substitution of Limpet. I love this shade of purple! And lastly, Spindrift. I was looking for a shade that would mimic a golden color without being orange or too yellow. Spindrift may be too brown for my taste but I love the little flecks of blues and purples so I'll have to check it out. There were so many other shades I wanted to try but they were sold out of in 3ply. Some day :)
Well the temp has dropped down to the 40's today so I'm off to swatch and make some baked potato & cheddar soup, yum!
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