Having a B A L L in Orlando, Florida on vacation, I know what you are thinking, she is ALWAYS on vacation. Well, you have to have your priorities straight, right? Also, I don't write every single day. Today is our last day here, we fly out tomorrow morning, back to cold Holland, MI. But, I will be glad to see my cat Georgie. I took two types of yarn and patterns with me for this vacation, linen and wool to make 2 scarves. I didn't have time to find a new sweater that I wanted to work on and frankly, a scarf doesn't take up too much room in my back pack.
The Rowan lenpur linen drapes incredibly and feels awesome to the touch. I am a bit bummed since I only purchased 2 balls I could be in for some trouble as it is only 56 inches currently and I would like it around 75-80 inches, enough to wrap around the neck. Pray that my LYS still has some left!!!
The second scarf is a repeat of an earlier group of projects from last winter, the brioche stitch cable scarf. It is cushy and warm. I am using up some left over Malabrigo from an earlier sweater (hub always loves when I do this).
Friday, October 22, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
F-R-E-E! I touched it and I could hardly walk away. The big question, which color.....eventually I went with the red and I am SUPER glad I did, I love the look of it with my black wool coat. The pattern is incredibly simple and I finished it in one day (and I am not a super speed queen by any means). I posted it on my Ravelry account and I was getting comments almost instantly! I hope to see a lot of others wearing angora berets this fall.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
This project, the stripey tote happens to be one of my husband's favorites. I think it has something to do with the fact that I used stash yarn to make it. It is a cobbled pattern from Leigh Radford. Her original design has a self made handle but since I have about 5 sets of handles sitting around in my stash, I decided to use those instead. I think it turned out pretty well. I can't believe how L-O-N-G wool takes to dry after you felt it. I think this took 4 days.