Friday, February 23, 2007

Binding off!

I've finished a couple of projects in the last few days, so I'm feeling pretty darn good. I made a really cute sample for the store. It's a flower shaped wash cloth made with Araucania Nature Cotton. I just love it! It's the perfect little gift. I think you could get 3 out of 2 skeins. The pattern is in Weekend Knitting. The other washcloth there is a peaches and cream one that I made a while ago. The pattern is on the tag and in Mason Dixon Knitting. The ridges give it a great texture which lends to washing things.


I like it so much I decided to make a few more. I got a valentine's day card from one of my friends that used to go to tech, so I thought I would send her one out of Pehuen, another Araucania yarn. It's a very pretty teal and blue color. Here's a picture of a ball I hand wound with I cactus I've had since my freshman year. It was one of the few plants to survive the dorm hall.


I also finished my ecowool sweater! I initially thought it might be too big, but I wore it today and was extremely happy with it. First of all I love the neckline. The cardigan is asymmetrical with adds the quirkiness I love in a knitting pattern. The buttons are perfect too. They're hexagons and really play up the hexagon pattern in the stitch pattern. On top of all that, I was warm and cozy all day, I never felt hot. It's the quintessential wool sweater that everyone should have in their wardrobe.
As soon as I cast off on projects, my mind starts going crazy. I look through all of my books and start thinking of endless possibilities for new projects. I really want to make the urban aran cardigan. I started searching through Mosaic and my favorite was a blue color of Reynold's Lopi. Then I had a brainstorm! Sheep Shop! This is the color I'm thinking of...
I just love it!

6 comments:

Operakatz said...

Those little washcloths (also like the one from Mason Dixon Knitting) do make great gifts. I made a few and used them to wrap interesting soaps and made nice office gifts and stocking stuffers with them.

Welcome to the Knitting Blogger webring!

Gina said...

Nice Glamour shot of you and the sweater! Did Penny buy Ecowool for Urban Aran?

Nan said...

Love the sweater, color, and especiallly the cool sepia tinted pic...Kate wants to know why you didn't let her take the picture...then i reminded her that she is in Delaware and you are in Virginia! LYMI

Mimi said...

LOREN- I need your opinion on something- call me...if you dont have my number... email me at goddessmi2@hotmail.com

Loren said...

Penny bought ecowool for another sweater and decided to hold off on the urban aran. She's making a hoddie with a pocket instead called a wallaby. Apparently its a well known pattern, but I hadn't heard of it. It's cute though! I've always wanted to make a hoddie like that out of hemp for knitting.

Gina said...

Mimi is obsessed! Call her right away!