Tuesday, May 29, 2007

LMKG Chevron Scarf?

I just can not decide what to do with this thing! I started using Claudia's Purple Midnight and Passion Fruit. I like the two together, but I can't decide if I like the two together for the Chevron Scarf. Purple Midnight is a dark royal blue with some rich purple and a paprika-like red. It also has some mauve and tan. The Passion Fruit has the same paprika red and mauve and tan. It also has a lavender that is the paler version of the purple in the Purple Midnight. I dunno - I am still deciding whether or not to frog this thing. I am so enjoying the simple feather and fan stitch, but I do need to go back and allow some easing on the right-hand side (I keep tightening it too much). Updates will follow on the fate of the Purple Midnight Passion Fruit Chevron Scarf. ;) I am also awaiting an order on Claudia's Sea Dreams colorway. I will be using that with her Bootcamp colorway once the Sea Dreams comes in. I love that combination because it is very unexpected. As you can tell by the name, Bootcamp is sort of military-like colors: army green, brown, and a pale aqua! Yes, aqua. The Sea Dreams is mostly the aqua with other pale, soft colors. I think that they will be fun together!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

GYK Rocks!

Thank you, Good Yarn Karma, for finding so many people so quickly. I'm so thrilled with how quickly people have responded to my seven-out-of-eight postings that I put up at Good Yarn Karma. I'm pretty sure that all (maybe one won't be) will be takers. I love this whole process! I found a pattern book that was posted there that I liked and now I get to pass some love along to someone else. Sigh. What a nice world we live in. :)

Monday, May 21, 2007

Future Chevron Scarf

I love what people have been doing with the Last Minute Knitted Gifts Scarves. I have seen them everywher and in every colorway. I have been foraging through the ol' stash for a while - in fact almost as long as I've had this book. I've always sort of felt weird about sacrificing unborn pairs of socks. But, I think that I've come up with a color combo that will make the transition an easy one. Be warned, however, for this color combination is most unusual and may blow your screen away (hopefully my colors are true enough in the photo - if not, your monitor will be just fine). These are Claudia's Handpaints fingering weight in Passion Fruit and Purple Midnight. In real life, the two have some of the same tones of color. However, they also both have other different colors, enough to create quite a contrast. I think that this will be a beautiful scarf. Oh, and I'm planning on trying out Domesticat's Chevron Scarf Pattern, first. It seems to be more defined and that just works for these colors. Updates to follow...

Future Ribby Pulli

I found this great pattern at my LYS and found out that everyone that works there is making it in the same wonderful yarn that I have here! I love it when that happens! So I have Blue Moon Fiber Arts' Twisted in Fire on The Mountain AND Cascade 220 in a fabulous heather shade - 9455. These two together look great, but now they'll look even better in the ChicKnits Ribby Pulli Sweater Pattern. Yeay! Updated pics will follow...

Friday, May 18, 2007

Setting Suns

These are two places that Aron and I love to visit. The top picture is of Jackson, Wyoming as the sun goes behind the Tetons. The bottom image is of Half Dome (Yosemite) from Glacier Point as the sun just hits the top face of the granite. A beautiful time of day no matter where you are.

Wendy's Birthday Socks

Wendy (MIL) loves pink but she can not wear wool (I know, totally sad, isn't it?!). I found this really cute pink in Crystal Palace's Panda Cotton (it's 55% bamboo, 24% cotton, and 21% elastic nylon). I think that she will look fabulous in the color. I'm using Evelyn A. Clark's Go With The Flow pattern from Ann Budd's "Favorite Socks." The pattern is taking me a while to do, even though I've finally memorized it. I don't know if it's me, the yarn, the needles, or what but I feel like it takes forever to do the leg pattern. Oh well, it's probalby just me. I've decided to make them just a little bit shorter than what the pattern calls for since the yarn that I'm using has just a little less yardage (and it will shave off some time, too :). Anyway, I'm off to do some more rows - I just have a little over a week to do two of them. Yeay!

Update: Dang it! They've been frogged. :( Well, I decided not long after taking this pic and posting this post that I should check them for fit. Unfortunately, after trying to get them on my foot, I realized that they are just going to be too tight. Wendy and I are the same size so I don't think that I should just count on them fitting her. So, on to the next pattern...

Tragic Loss

Okay, I've been in denial for a little while now. However, I think that it's time that I come to grips with something: my favorite yarn that I've never even used may be tragically lost forever!!!! NOOOOOO!!!! I bought myself two skeins of the most beautifully colored yarns on the planet: Tilli Tomas' Rock Star in Morrocan Blue. I know - the color is absolutely TO DIE FOR! So I was able to bring one home with me and awaited the second one since it had to be ordered. No big deal. I was in no hurry to knit it up - I needed time to find the right pattern for it anyway. I was excited, nonetheless. So I finally got the second skein in, about two weeks later. Of course, I bought something else while I was there (I believe that it was some scrumptious Rowan Cashsoft). So the bag made it home. The other yarn made it into my stash (I believe) and the Tilli Tomas... well, that's where I seem to blank. I almost feel like I might have dropped it behind the yarn organizer thingymabob, but I don't think so. I feel like I am living in an alternate universe (where everyone wears a goatee!). I don't get what the heck I did with that darned second skein! I think, however, that I should just resign to the fact that I may never see it again (unless of course my lazy butt decides to look behind my yarn caddy thing) so that I don't get too dissappointed. It is hard whenever I go to one of my LYSs and see the same one hanging just behind the cash register, pointed its beautifully sparkling beaded strand at me and laughing oh so loudly. I will get over it, though. I also think that it is completely possible that the millions of moths that I'm choosing to ignore that are flying around (well, maybe only three or four... yikes!) could be the culprits. I have "locked" my stash up in drawers that are moth-proof, but that is after I found a couple flying around. It gives me the eebie-jeebies just to admit that in writing!!! Anyway - back to the Tilli Tomas. I feel like I should be pouring some Jack Daniels on the ground to show my respect for the dead. Peace.

Happy Anniversary, Love!

Happy anniversary, Love! I had a wonderful time and can't wait to go back with you again. :)